Jonas Kaufmann, the tenor of our time, takes us to The Age of Puccini. This collection showcases the unique quality of Kaufmanns award-winning recordings of best-loved Italian operatic verismo repertoire for Decca.
This album contains some of Kaufmanns greatest roles recorded in resplendent Decca sound. He is joined by Renée Fleming for the duet from Puccinis La Rondine.
Accolades for Kaufmanns Decca recordings include the inaugural International Opera Award for best male singer, three Gramophone Awards, a Goldene Deutschland Award, a Grammy, an ECHO Award, Artist of the Year from Musical America and the Bayerische Europamedaille.
A box-office draw, and ... the most important, versatile tenor of his generation. - New York Times
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann has everything: the looks, the voice and the ambition - The Guardian
He is that dangerous combination: a leading man with substance and style. - The Guardian
[Kaufmann] is almost certainly the greatest tenor in the world right now, a dashingly handsome German with an extraordinary voice, whose career is reaching new peaks with each year, even month that passes. - The Telegraph
He has become the most sought-after tenor of his generation - Gramophone
Jonas Kaufmann widely agreed to be the finest German tenor since Fritz Wunderlich - BBC Music Magazine
Its really Kaufmanns musicality and complete mastery of his instrument that makes him the hottest tenor in the world. - Daily Review (Australia)
The voice of this German tenor is one of the wonders of the modern world. Combining a wondrously mellow tone with huge, apparently effortless power and control, he is always a joy to see and hear - Daily Express
Jonas Kaufmann is just about the most exciting guy out there these days - NPR Music
Seine Aufnahme ist die interessantere, vor allem aber die heldenhaftere. Vorteil Kaufmann - Die Welt am Sonntag
Jonas Kaufmann besitzt ein verfuhrerisches Timbre und eine Technik, die ihm eine brilliante Höhe ermoglicht....Jonas Kaufmanns Stimme besticht durch ihre Natürlichkeit. - NDR Info
Seine baritonale Farbe, seine enorme Strahlkraft, sein auch in der dramatischen Hohe immer noch runder Stimmklang geben den Emotionen Richtung und Intensität. - Basler Zeitung