Jonas Kaufmann, hailed around the globe as ’the world’s greatest tenor’, begins a Barbican residency with an intimate evening of song.
An astonishing range, a tone of molten gold and a charismatic intelligence that allows him to command any operatic stage on earth: there’s a reason why tenor Jonas Kaufmann is an international star. Tonight he launches a two-week residency at the Barbican.
He’s chosen to begin with an evening of music far removed from his big operatic roles. No costumes or orchestra here: ’I see recital singing as something like a dialogue between the singer and the collaborative pianist,’ says Kaufmann, ‘one which lives, in a manner of speaking, from the ‘poetry of the moment.’ His pianist tonight is his friend and mentor Helmut Deutsch.
Programme & Performers
SchumannKerner Lieder, Op 35 Duparc
‘L´invitation au voyage’
‘Le manoir de Rosemonde’
‘La vie antérieure’ BrittenSeven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op 22