lunes, 15 de octubre de 2007

El "Guaperas" Kaufmann, ficha por Decca

Jonas Kaufmann — the 38-year-old tenor who's developing an enviable reputation for combining voice, musicianship, versatility and sex appeal — has just signed an exclusive recording contract with Decca Classics.

"One could call Jonas Kaufmann a kind of superman on the opera stage," said Decca managing director Bogdan Roscic in a statement released today. "He has a voice that is equally thrilling in repertoire so diverse that these days it is considered impossible for one artist to cover it all ... So Kaufmann's musical options are almost unlimited, and it will be a privilege to explore them with him."

In terms of the opera repertoire alone, Kaufmann's range extends from Verdi's Alfredo (La traviata) to Mozart's Tamino (Zauberflöte) to Bizet's Don José (Carmen) to Berlioz's Faust to Beethoven's Florestan (Fidelio). And these are at such illustrious companies as the Met, La Scala, Chicago Lyric, the Vienna State Opera and Covent Garden.

At the Zurich Opera House, the closest thing he has to a home company, Kaufmann has spread his repertoire wings even further, all the way from Monteverdi's Nerone (in Poppea) to Mozart's Idomeneo to Verdi's Duke (in Rigoletto) to Wagner's Parsifal.

Kaufmann's first album for Decca, titled "Romantic Arias" and recorded with conductor Marco Armiliato and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, is scheduled for release next year.

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