Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
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.
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"... 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."
"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."