JONAS KAUFMANN - THE AGE OF PUCCINI

JONAS KAUFMANN
THE AGE OF PUCCINI

Int. Release 14 Aug. 2015
1 CD / Download
0289 478 8746 1


Track List

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Tosca

Act 3

Jonas Kaufmann, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Armiliato

La Rondine

Act 2

Renée Fleming, Jonas Kaufmann, Barbara Vignudelli, Paolo Cautoruccio, Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Marco Armiliato

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886)
I Lituani

Act 3

La Gioconda, Op.9

Act 2

Arrigo Boïto (1842 - 1918)
Mefistofele

Act 1

Act 4

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Iris

Act 1

Jonas Kaufmann, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Cavalleria rusticana

Jonas Kaufmann, Rosa Feola, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Jonas Kaufmann, Cristina Reale, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

La bohème

Act 3

Francesco Cilea (1866 - 1950)
L'Arlesiana

Act 2

Adriana Lecouvreur

Act 2

Act 1

Riccardo Zandonai (1883 - 1944)
Giulietta e Romeo

Act 3

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Fedora

Act 2

Andrea Chénier

Act 1

Act 4

Jonas Kaufmann, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Act 4

Jonas Kaufmann, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Licinio Refice (1885 - 1954)
Jonas Kaufmann, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Total Playing Time: 1:16:16

. . . [the CD proves Kaufmann] is a remarkable tenor fluent in a wide repertory, with power as well as sensitivity . . . This is thrilling singing throughout, a feast for topographies. Don't miss [this fantastic disk] . . . Complete texts and translations are provided.

. . . every item here testifies to his willingness to risk extremes of vocal expression in every bar, not simply coasting until the Big Note arrives . . . [Kaufmann's] technique is astonishingly secure. He's as charismatic as Del Monaco and as refined as Bergonzi -- incredible. Listen to "Federico's Lament" from Cilea's "L'Arlesiana", and in a single aria you'll hear perfectly controlled "pianissimos","mezza voce", legato phrasing, and heartbreaking anguish delivered with superb vocal acting.