Jonas Kaufmann

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Known for his portrayal of the iconic character Don José in Carmen, Jonas Kaufmann is a tenor from Germany who began his operatic career at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in 1994. Within a year of his career he turned to American baritone Michael Rhodes as a mentor and unlocked in himself both confidence and new levels of technical ability. Kaufmann made his Salzburg Festival debut in 1999 in Busoni's Doktor Faust, and would return to the German music and drama festival again in 2003 for a production of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He spent the 2006 to 2007 season as Don José in Bizet's Carmen, earning critical acclaim, setting a new standard for the role and solidifying himself as a seasoned thespian of opera.

Location:  Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street

Date:  Oct 5, 2018 8 p.m.