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.
Fidelio by L. V. Beethoven, from Zurich Opera, 2004. Directed by Jürgen Flimm, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, starring Jonas Kaufmann, Alfred Muff, László Polgár, Christoph Strehl, Gabriel Bermúdez, Camillia Nylund, Elizabeth Rae Maguson and Boguslaw Bidzinski. Performed in German and subtitled ...
The State Opera - Crazy for Opera (Bavarian State Opera) (2017)
The State Opera - Crazy for Opera (Bavarian State Opera) by Various Composers, from Kick Film, performed at Bavarian State Opera, 2017. Conductor Kirill Petrenko; Ivor Bolton; Zubin Mehta, starring Jonas Kaufmann,Peter Jonas,Anja Harteros,Igor Zelensky. Performed in various languages and subtitle...
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (2002)
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria by C. Monteverdi, from Zurich Opera, performed at Zurich Opera House, 2002. Directed by Klaus Michael Grüber, conductor Nikolas Harnoncourt, starring Jonas Kaufmann, Thomas Mohr, Vesselina Kasarova, Dietrich Henschel, Martina Janková, Cornelia Kallisch, Isabel Rey, M...
Werther by Jules Massenet, from Paris Bastille Opéra, France, 2010. Directed by Benoît Jacquot and Louise Narboni, conductor Michel Plasson. Starring Jonas Kaufmann (Werther); Sophie Koch (Charlotte); Ludovic Tézier Albert; Alain Vernhes (Le Bailli); Andreas Jaggi (Jean Schmidt); Christian Trégu...