German tenor Jonas Kaufmann is at the pinnacle of his career. One of the hottest properties in opera, he is as acclaimed for his singing’s emotional power and beauty as for his acting’s intelligence and range. Get a closer glimpse into his world, from his triumphs on the opera stage, to his enjoyment of football matches, to his struggles with vocal injury, to his personal experiences of the life of being a touring superstar. In this documentary, filmmaker John Bridcut follows the Munich-born tenor day in and day out over the course of two years, capturing him on and off the stage, painting a fascinating portrait of one of lyric opera’s most compelling contemporary personalities through numerous interviews as well as captivating footage of his performances with classical music’s greatest artists!
Benoît Jacquot (stage director), Michel Plasson (conductor) — With Jonas Kaufmann (Werther), Sophie Koch (Charlotte)
Berlin 1930 – A documentary directed by Thomas Voigt et Wolfgang Wunderlich