Will Jonas Kaufmann find his way through Spaghetti Junction - March 2012?

Written By The Wagnerian on Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 4:23:00 am



It is certain that to many Wagnerians - and others - "man of the moment" is Jonas Kaufmann. After his Lohengrin at Bayreuth and his more recent Siegmund at the MET he is certainly proving himself an astounding interpretter of Wagner. Perhaps (although I doubt it), certain people will stop insisting that the "golden age" of wagnerian performances ended in the 50/60's (delete your lest favorite).I'm presently listening to a recording of the MET broadcast of Die Walkure and have to say that Kaufmann is an outstanding Siegmund. There's a cleanness of line and a lyricism - together with the all important drama and emotion -  I have not heard in the role in a long, long time. Hopefully I will get to see him in the role soon

But in the meantime those living in or close to Birmingham, England will get the chance  to both  hear and see him live in 2012 when he he gives a concert performance at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on March 7 2012

And should you find yourself getting lost at Spaghetti Junction? Well, there is also his return to Wigmore Hall on June 10 2012 with an as yet unannounced recital.


ANDRIS NELSONS AND JONAS KAUFMANN


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Wednesday 7 March 2012 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333
Andris Nelsons  conductor
Jonas Kaufmann  tenor
Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia (Peter Grimes) 23'
Strauss: Songs (Heimliche Aufforderung, Ruhe, meine Seele, Ich trage meine Minne, Morgen, Caecilie) 17'
Mahler: Songs 20'
Debussy: La mer 23' 



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