Jonas Kaufmann http://wrti.org en The Met Opera on WRTI: Massenet's WERTHER, March 15, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-massenets-werther-march-15-1-pm <p>Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.</p><p>http://youtu.be/PzKhikZ4oVE</p><p><em>Werther </em>is "another success for Mr. Kaufmann, currently the most in-demand, versatile and exciting tenor in opera... Mr. Kaufmann is ideal in the role. He sings with dark colorings, melting warmth, virile intensity and powerful top notes." (<i>New York Times</i>)</p><p>Sophie Koch, "in her overdue Met debut... brings a plush, strong voice and aching vulnerability to Charlotte... [She] sang with gleaming intensity." (<i>New York Times</i>)</p><p>"Alain Altinoglu led a beautifully restrained account of the score, drawing supple, deep-textured and nuanced playing from the Met orchestra." (<i>New York Times</i>)</p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/news/features/infocus-werther" target="_blank"><strong>An article about the opera</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/synopsis/werther?customid=794" target="_blank"><strong>Synopsis</strong></a></p><p><strong>CAST:</strong></p><p><strong>Conductor</strong>: <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/bio.aspx?tessid=6928&amp;perf=12656" id="ctl00_MainContent_CurrentPerformanceSecondaryContent_performanceTeamDetails_rptPerformanceTeam_ctl01_rptIndividualCredit_ctl00_hlCrewMemberBioLink" target="_blank">Alain Altinoglu</a><br /><strong>Sophie</strong>: <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/bio.aspx?tessid=6772&amp;perf=12656" id="ctl00_MainContent_CurrentPerformanceSecondaryContent_performanceTeamDetails_rptPerformanceTeam_ctl02_rptIndividualCredit_ctl00_hlCrewMemberBioLink" target="_blank">Lisette Oropesa</a><br /><strong>Charlotte</strong>: <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/bio.aspx?tessid=6565&amp;perf=12656" id="ctl00_MainContent_CurrentPerformanceSecondaryContent_performanceTeamDetails_rptPerformanceTeam_ctl03_rptIndividualCredit_ctl00_hlCrewMemberBioLink" target="_blank">Sophie Koch</a><br /><strong>Werther</strong>: <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/artists/jonas-kaufmann" id="ctl00_MainContent_CurrentPerformanceSecondaryContent_performanceTeamDetails_rptPerformanceTeam_ctl04_rptIndividualCredit_ctl00_hlCrewMemberBioLink" target="_blank">Jonas Kaufmann</a><br /><strong>Albert</strong>: <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/bio.aspx?tessid=7547&amp;perf=12656" id="ctl00_MainContent_CurrentPerformanceSecondaryContent_performanceTeamDetails_rptPerformanceTeam_ctl05_rptIndividualCredit_ctl00_hlCrewMemberBioLink" target="_blank">David Bižic</a><br /><strong>La Bailli</strong>: <a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/bio.aspx?tessid=474&amp;perf=12656" id="ctl00_MainContent_CurrentPerformanceSecondaryContent_performanceTeamDetails_rptPerformanceTeam_ctl06_rptIndividualCredit_ctl00_hlCrewMemberBioLink" target="_blank">Jonathan Summers Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:17:51 +0000 WRTI Staff 7090 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Massenet's WERTHER, March 15, 1 PM The Met Opera: Wagner's PARSIFAL, March 2 at 12 pm http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wagners-parsifal-march-2-12-pm <p>Wagner’s final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and René Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts. <strong>Saturday, March 2, * 12 noon to 6 pm (*note early start time).</strong><br> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 16:35:47 +0000 WRTI Staff 5216 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera: Wagner's PARSIFAL, March 2 at 12 pm Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes' http://wrti.org/post/jonas-kaufmann-wagner-its-drug-sometimes This year is the bicentennial of Richard Wagner's birth. The man widely called the greatest living Wagnerian tenor is marking the occasion in style — and asking listeners who may have turned away from the German composer to give his music another chance.<p>The Munich-born singer Jonas Kaufmann is currently in New York starring in the Metropolitan opera's production of Parsifal. He also has a new album, simply called <em>Wagner</em>, that draws from across the composer's entire career. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 21:42:00 +0000 NPR Staff 5161 at http://wrti.org Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes' Jonas Kaufmann Steps Into The (Boxing) Ring http://wrti.org/post/jonas-kaufmann-steps-boxing-ring <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR41ZJqhDiM</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:42:01 +0000 editor 3788 at http://wrti.org Jonas Kaufmann Steps Into The (Boxing) Ring