Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Helmut Deutsch, piano
Superstar German tenor Jonas Kaufmann is adored by opera lovers for his burnished bronze tone and captivating dramatic sensibility. In signature roles like Don José in Carmen, Siegmund in Die Walküre, and the title roles in Otello, Andrea Chénier, and Don Carlos, he has demonstrated extraordinary versatility, combining power with finesse.
In this rare US recital—his first UC Berkeley appearance since his triumphant four-encore Bay Area debut 10 years ago—Kaufmann returns with a program showcasing his love of lieder, along with a rewarding mix of French, German, and Italian song.
“His stage presence—dramatic prowess, passion, sex appeal—has long been a hallmark of Mr. Kaufmann’s artistry. His voice is smoky and nimble, able to fill a hall with both the volume of a Wagnerian heldentenor and an exquisite hovering pianissimo” (The New York Times).
On Sale Dates
|Aug 3||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Donors at the Producer’s Circle level and above|
|Aug 17||Subscriptions and Add-on Tickets to Donors $100-$1,499 and Renewing Subscribers*|
|Aug 24||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Email Club; UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, & Students|
|Aug 27||Subscriptions and Single Tickets to General Public|