Sing along

  Jonas Kaufmann sings for you. Jonas Kaufmann is one of the opera superstars of today, and his impressive stage presence is perfectly captured in this DVD set. Kaufmann is renowned for his versatility, and this varied selection of four Opera productions showcases his vocal flexibility in style, genres and languages. On this fine CD, we get an opportunity to listen to great singing via the following selections: Bizet:

  • Carmen, with the following cast:

Vesselina Kasarova (Carmen), Jonas Kaufmann (Don José), Isabel Rey (Micaela), Michele Pertusi (Escamillo), and the Chor der Oper Zürich & Philharmonia Zurich, Franz Welser-Möst conducting. Gounod:

  • Faust, with the following cast:

Jonas Kaufmann (Faust), René Pape (Méphistophélès), Marina Poplavskaya (Marguerite), Russell Braun (Valentin), Jonathan Beyer (Wagner), Michèle Losier (Siébel), Wendy White (Marthe), and the Orchestra & Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. Massenet:

  • Werther, with the following cast:

Jonas Kaufmann (Werther), Sophie Koch (Charlotte), Ludovic Tézier (Albert), Anne-Catherine Gillet (Sophie), with the Orchestre e Chœur de l’Opéra National de Paris, Michel Plasson conducting. Puccini:

  • Tosca, with the following cast:

Emily Magee (Tosca), Jonas Kaufmann (Cavaradossi), Thomas Hampson (Scarpia), Valeriy Murga (Angelotti), Giuseppe Scorsin (Sagristano), and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Opernhaus Zürich, Paolo Carignani conducting.   Here is the Flower Song from Carmen, with Jonas Kaufmann and Kate Aldrich:   And next, here is the Finale from Bizet’s Carmen, with Jonas Kaufmann and Katarina Dalayman:   Tags: Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor, Carmen, Bizet, Tosca, Faust, Gounod