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Jonas Kaufmann

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Voice: Tenor
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1969

About Jonas Kaufmann:

Jonas Kaufmann (born 10 July 1969) is a German operatic tenor. He is best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José 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 in Germany and abroad, most notably at 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."

Kaufmann was born in Munich. His father worked for an insurance company, and his mother was a kindergarten teacher. He had one older sister. He started studying piano when he was eight, and he sang in his elementary school choir. Although he studied for mathematics entrance exams, in the summer of 1989 he began his vocal training at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. While studying, he sang some small roles at the Bavarian State Opera. He graduated from school in 1994 achieving distinctions both in opera and concert performances.

In 1995, after a vocal crisis, Kaufmann received help from American baritone Michael Rhodes who taught him a "new way of singing" and how to become "more relaxed in my voice and in myself." In Kaufmann's book Meinen die wirklich mich? he said, "To find a Michael Rhodes that can really help you and bring you to success is really a great stroke of luck."

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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
181Quest e il segnale Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cassio/Iago
182Messere son lieto di vedervi Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br B S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Iago/Lodovico/Desdemona/Otello
183Ah! Dannazione Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.06-3

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
184Va je t'ai pardonn? Popularity:

Opera: Romeo et JulietteComposer: GounodAct: 4.01-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Roméo/Juliette
185Ah! viens Manon je t'aime Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 3.27-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
186Reve extase o bonheur Popularity:

Opera: WertherComposer: MassenetAct: 1.12f

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Werther
187Fuggite ciel Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 3.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Desdemona/Iago/Otello
188Su del Nilo al sacro lido 1 Popularity:

Opera: AidaComposer: VerdiAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ramfis/Radames/King of Egypt
189So Starben Wir Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.10

Type: Voice: Language: German

190Io vengo a domandar grazia alla Regina Popularity:

Opera: Don CarloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Carlo/Elisabeth
191Alerte alerte ou vous perdus Popularity:

Opera: FaustComposer: GounodAct: 5.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br SLanguage: French

Roles: Méphistophélès/Marguerite
192Esultate l'orgoglio musulmano Popularity:

Opera: OtelloComposer: VerdiAct: 1.02

Type: aria,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otello
193N'est ce plus ma main que presse Popularity:

Opera: ManonComposer: MassenetAct: 5.06-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Manon/Chevalier
194Gluck das mir verblieb 2 Popularity:

Opera: Tote Stadt, DieComposer: KorngoldAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Paul
195Sento avvam par nell'anima Popularity:

Opera: Simon BoccanegraComposer: VerdiAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gabriele
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