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Jonas Kaufmann
tenor

Jonas Kaufmann

  • July 10, 1969 Munich (Germany)

Biography

The German tenor Jonas Kaufmann completed his formal music studies at the Munich’s Hochschule für Musik, subsequently attending master-classes by Hans Hotter, James King and Josef Metternich. He was a prize-winner at the 1993 Nürnberg Meistersinger Competition. Jonas Kaufmann's professional career began already during his studies, singing smaller roles at Munich’s two opera houses - with the Bavarian Staatsoper and Munich’s Gärtnerplatz Theater. In 1994 he joined the ensemble at the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken for three years. At this opera house he performed the major roles of the lyric repertoire. During this period he was also a regular guest at the leading opera houses of the world: including the Vienna Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Zürich Opera where he has been heard in Die Zauberflöte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, La clemenza di Tito, Fierrabras, and Monteverdi’s Ulisse. In Chicago he sang in Verdi’s Otello and Traviata; in Frankfurt in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, and in Brussels in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust. In summer 2003 he appeared at the Salzburg Festival in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and in Mozart’s “Great” Mass in minor, both under Ivor Bolton. Sir Colin Davis, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Antonio Pappano and Wolfgang Sawallisch are also among the notable conductors with whom Jonas Kaufmann has appeared in opera and concert.

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