Jonas Kaufmann

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own

 

Watch as German operatic tenor Jonas Kaufmann explains why Birgit Nilsson was “an unbelievable force of nature” while English-Italian conductor Antonio Pappano breaks down her 1969 performance of “Turandot.”

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons’ Inaugural Concert

 

This wide-ranging, one-night-only event celebrates the start of BSO music director Andris Nelsons’ tenure as the 15th music director of the orchestra and features two of the conductor’s close colleagues – the acclaimed Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and the internationally acclaimed German tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Each sings selections from the Wagnerian and Italian verismo repertoires, then join forces for a powerful duet from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. The concert opens with Wagner’sTannhäuser overture – the work that first inspired a five-year-old Nelsons to a life in music – and closes with Respighi’s spectacular orchestral showcase, Pines of Rome.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Encores! Great Performances at the Met


This special features 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of GREAT PERFORMANCES at The Met broadcasts, performed by today’s greatest opera stars and talents. Hosted by soprano Deborah Voigt, the special covers a wide range of operatic ground, from heartbreak to hilarity, delivered by such artists as Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Anna Netrebko, and Voigt herself.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Werther

 

Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Massenet’s tragic romance, starring Jonas Kaufmann and French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than forty years.