Last September’s gala event celebrating the start of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons’ tenure with the orchestra features two of the conductor’s close colleagues: his wife, the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, and the outstanding German tenor Jonas Kaufmann, each singing selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires. The concert opens fittingly with Wagner’s […]
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann and soprano Kristine Opolais join Andris Nelsons at his inaugural concert as as Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director to perform “O Soave Fanciulla,” the Act I Finale from Puccini’s opera La Bohème. Andris Nelsons was born in 1978 in Riga, Latvia into a family of musicians. He began his career as a […]
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann and soprano Kristine Opolais — both frequent collaborators with conductor Andris Nelsons, Opolais’ husband — join Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to perform the duet “Tu, tu, amore? Tu?” from Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut. The performance includes a passionate kiss between the singers and afterwards, Opolais playfully mouths “sorry” to her […]
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert featuring the conductor’s first concert as BSO Music Director airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, May 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join Nelsons for an eclectic program of operatic and orchestral masterworks. Last September’s gala event celebrating the […]
In this excerpt from Act III of Massenet’s opera, Jonas Kaufmann sings the aria, “Pourquoi me réveiller.” Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm).
Eli Wallach appeared in Great Performances’ Paradise Lost in 1974 as well as a 2002 documentary about the making of the famous Clark Gable western The Misfits, aptly titled Making The Misfits.
Jules Massenet’s opera Werther is a tragic romance based on Goethe’s autobiographical novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, the epitome of the Sturm und Drang Romantic movement in German literature. These fine photos of the new Met production Werther show tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Werther) and mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (Charlotte) expressing the throes of unrequited love. […]
Jonas Kaufmann performs Act II monologue from Wagner’s “Parsifal.”
Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new production of Wagner’s final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director François Girard in his Met debut, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 28 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera in […]
Jonas Kaufmann performs an excerpt from Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Die Walküre.