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Jonas Kaufmann

A Fresh Look at Doomed Love in Massenet's 'Werther'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 02.26.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The love that burns with the brightest flame is often a love that is fated to fail, and the passion Massenet kindled in his opera Werther is about as ...

The New Manrico Of 'Il Trovatore'

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts

MUNICH, Germany -- Parodied by everyone from Gilbert and Sullivan to the Marx Brothers, Verdi's "Il Trovatore" is often dismissed as an absurd story a...

Opera's Hottest Tenor On Loving Wagner And Vacations

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Opera for the 21st Century

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Few if any operas have aroused such fierce philosophical and religious debate as Parsifal, Wagner's last great work for the stage, and a new Metropoli...

REIGN IN BLOOD: Striking New Production Takes Big Risks

AP | By MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- In Wagner's "Parsifal," the leader of the Knights of the Holy Grail suffers from an agonizing wound that will not heal. In Francois Girard...

Not Your Grandma's 'Lohengrin'

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

MILAN -- This Lohengrin is no knight in shining armor, confidently riding in on a swan to defend a beautiful maiden. No, the barefoot hero on view at...

'I Did Not Sing, But Rather Lip-Synched'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.24.2012 | Home

-- Jonas Kaufmann says he lip synched his performance of the Champions League theme before last weekend's final in Munich. The tenor posted a statem...

Jonas Kaufmann Triumphs in Lieder Recital for LA Opera

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

Sometimes you get the impression that Jonas Kaufmann is a tenor working his way into a Heldenbaritone. OK, that's an exaggeration.

How Sweet The Sound: An Interview With Joan Baez

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

For most of the fifty years since she debuted at the Newport Folk Festival, Joan Baez has dedicated her life and music to fighting for equality and social justice, and for bringing about positive change in the world.