Authorised biography of one of the greatest classical tenors in the world today, the German tenor JONAS KAUFMANN.
JONAS KAUFMANN is a German operatic tenor, best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don Jose in Carmen, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, and the title role in Don Carlos. He has also sung leading tenor roles in the operas of Richard Wagner with success in Germany and abroad, most notably the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He is also an accomplished Lieder singer. In 2014 The New York Times described Kaufmann as 'a box-office draw, and ... the most important, versatile tenor of his generation.'
In this authorised biography we hear from his remarkable teachers and learn of ups and downs of the profession, and Kaufmann's thoughts and emotions before and during debuts and performances at opera houses around the world.
Thomas Voigt is a freelance writer, journalist, filmmaker and vocal coach, born in 1960 in Hagen, Germany. From 1992 to 1996 he edited Opernwelt (Opera World) and from 1998 to 2003 was editor-in-chief of Fono Forum. He has published biographies of Martha Modl, Inge Borkh and Edda Moser and made documentary films about Fritz Wunderlich, Lisa Della Casa, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Robert Stolz and Jonas Kaufmann. For his services to journalism he was awarded the Gottlob Frick Medal in Gold.