New CD with Jonas Kaufmann and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Jonas Kaufmann presents his personal selection of 19th century French opera arias on the new CD „L'Opéra“. He recorded the CD with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, led by the French conductor Bertrand de Billy.
In this recording, Kaufmann shows just how rich, elegant and luxurious this music can be. On the CD are famous arias from Georges Bizet's Carmen, Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod, Werther by Jules Massenet, as well as less well-known and fascinating operas like Le roi d`Ys by Édouard Lalo or La Juive by Fromental Halévy. For the famous Pearl Fishers' Duet by Bizet, Kaufmann sought additional assistance from Ludovic Tézier. Sonya Yoncheva sings the arias from the opera Manon by Jules Massenet with Kaufmann.
The CD is now available in our opera shop.
Jonas Kaufmann will be performing the programme from his recording at the O Paradis concert on th 10th of December at the National Theatre. Tickets will go on sale from the 10th of October 2017. Shortly before, Kaufmann will also be appearing as the lead Andrea Chénier in the opera of the same name. He will be taking on the leading role in the new production of Richard Wagner's Parsifal at the Munich Opera Festival 2018.