Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko in Royal Opera's La forza del destino. Photo: Bill Cooper

The most glorious singing anyone born after 1970 will ever have heard: La forza del destino reviewed

30 March 2019 9:00 am

To stage Verdi’s Il Trovatore, they say, is easy: you just need the four greatest singers in the world. The…

Jonas Kaufmann’s presence or absence can make or break a season

‘I was really, really scared’: Jonas Kaufmann opens up about his #MeToo moment

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Jonas Kaufmann, one of the world’s greatest tenors, talks to Norman Lebrecht about his #MeToo moment

That this Fidelio is merely frustrating counts as something of a success

1 July 2017 9:00 am

If you want to see an opera director kicking a genius when they’re down — and I mean really sticking…

Andrea Chénier, Royal Opera House, review: like a Carry On - but without the jokes

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Who on earth could have predicted that a hoary old operatic melodrama set in revolutionary France would find resonance in…

Anja Harteros (Leonora) and Vitalij Kowaljow (Marchese di Calatrava) in‘La forza del destino’

Jonas Kaufmann's illness, a muddled production – nothing can stop Bavarian State Opera's La forza del destino

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Rather than brave the boos and the first reprise of Frank Castorf’s half-hearted Ring at Bayreuth, I decided to pay…

Barbie doll: Kristine Opolais as Manon

Manon Lescaut: Puccini’s Anna Nicole?

28 June 2014 9:00 am

This season has already seen Manon Lescaut appear in several different operatic guises across the UK, but it was Covent…

The snobbery and sweaty brows of watching opera in the cinema

5 April 2014 9:00 am

I remain puzzled that, so far as I know, no daily or weekly paper carries reviews of the New York…

The love interest: Jake Arditti as Othniel and Fflur Wyn as Achsah

Joshua, Opera North, Don Carlo, Royal Opera House

11 May 2013 9:00 am

Why stage a Handel oratorio, or anyone else’s for that matter? The recent urge to do it, with Bach’s Passions…

Most moving: Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal

Mozart magic

9 March 2013 9:00 am

It was some time since I’d been to a performance of Mozart’s greatest though not his deepest opera, Le Nozze…