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Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann

Who has the most thrilling voice on the planet?

Ask any opera house, any conductor, any director; ask any prima donna who they want by their side, and you’ll hear the name Jonas Kaufmann.

Whether it’s Tosca or Carmen at Royal Opera House, Don Carlo at the Salzburg Festival, Lohengrin at La Scala or the Bayreuth Festival, Werther in Paris, Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino or Fidelio in Munich or Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera, they’re all clamouring for a piece of this powerhouse performer.

With a voice matured like a rich Bordeaux, Kaufmann is at the pinnacle of his career. And he’s unleashing that heroic sound of his in two rare concert appearances.

Join us for his longed-for Australian debut, accompanied by full orchestra conducted by Jochen Rieder and treating us to arias by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet and more.

A once in a lifetime experience.

 
Conductor Jochen Rieder
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann

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The greatest operatic voice of our century.

Bay Area Reporter

Kaufmann’s artistry has become universally accepted as the benchmark for excellence, and it’s allied to a magnetically attractive physical presence.

The Independent

The hottest tenor in opera.

New York Times

"... the most outstanding singing and compelling artistry I’ve ever witnessed."
The Australian (login required)

"... it was clear from the glorious mahogany-coloured opening notes of Recondita Armonia (appropriate “hidden harmonies”), the opening aria from Puccini’s Tosca, that this was one of the great singers of our time."
★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald

"Standing ovations don’t come much more passionate than the 20-minute one (including three encores) that met German tenor Jonas Kaufmann at the end of the first of his three Australian concerts at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall."
Daily Review

"Tonight we have experienced two Jonas Kaufmanns: one, an incredible technical beast and consummate professional; the other playful, spontaneous and endearing. He is that dangerous combination: a leading man with substance and style."
★★★★★ The Guardian

"Arriving onstage beaming from ear to ear, the singer proceeded to thrill the crowd with his art, charm and passion."
Limelight