The Best of Jonas Kaufmann

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
German tenor Jonas Kaufmann came on the scene in the mid-1990s and has gradually risen to the top rank of the operatic world. His is a remarkable voice in many ways. Like Plácido Domingo, to whom he is a sort of German opposite number, he excels in both Italian and German opera and also sings well in French and English in an odd performance of a piece from Weber's "Oberon," track 17. He adds freely dramatic shaping to lines of the big Verdi and Puccini tunes, almost always defamiliarizing them in ways that seem personal and passionate, with a bit of vocal gravel applied at just the right moment. Kaufmann has done his part to rediscover a languishing repertory, in his case...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
German tenor Jonas Kaufmann came on the scene in the mid-1990s and has gradually risen to the top rank of the operatic world. His is a remarkable voice in many ways. Like Plácido Domingo, to whom he is a sort of German opposite number, he excels in both Italian and German opera and also sings well in French and English in an odd performance of a piece from Weber's "Oberon," track 17. He adds freely dramatic shaping to lines of the big Verdi and Puccini tunes, almost always defamiliarizing them in ways that seem personal and passionate, with a bit of vocal gravel applied at just the right moment. Kaufmann has done his part to rediscover a languishing repertory, in his case verismo opera from around the turn of the century, and this Best of Jonas Kaufmann collection may be worth the price simply for the little-heard "Ombra di nube" of Licinio Refice track 15. The collection represents a good mix of standards and innovative thinking. And, through it all, there's the kind of power that just doesn't come along often. It took a while for general listeners to wake up to the fact that Kaufmann is close to the best out there. This collection draws on recordings made between 2002 and 2010, with a variety of orchestras that are all completely overshadowed by Kaufmann's vocal artistry. It's a fine place to start with a singer well on his way to becoming a household name like the great voices of the past.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/2013
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947860297
  • Catalog Number: 001894302
  • Sales rank: 8,246

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don Carlo, opera: Io l'ho perduta!... Io la vidi, e il suo sorriso - Giuseppe Verdi & Marco Armiliato (3:45)
  2. 2 La Traviata, opera: Lunge da lei... De' miei bollenti spiriti... Annin - Giuseppe Verdi & Marco Armiliato (7:26)
  3. 3 Rigoletto, opera: Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrime - Giuseppe Verdi & Marco Armiliato (5:28)
  4. 4 La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Giacosa (5:08)
  5. 5 Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Giacosa (3:23)
  6. 6 La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso - Giacomo Puccini & Giuseppe Adami (3:03)
  7. 7 Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba - Ruggero Leoncavallo & Ruggero Leoncavallo (3:40)
  8. 8 Carmen, opera: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée - Georges Bizet & Marco Armiliato (4:20)
  9. 9 Iris, opera (melodramma) in 3 acts: Apri la tua finestra - Pietro Mascagni & Luigi Illica (2:44)
  10. 10 Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intanto, amici, qua, beviamone un bicchiere!... Vi - Pietro Mascagni & Guido Menasci (2:51)
  11. 11 Lamento di Federico, aria (from "L'Arlesiana"): È la solita storia del pastore (Lamento di Federic - Francesco Cilèa & Leopoldo Marenco (4:35)
  12. 12 Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta - Umberto Giordano & Arturo Colautti (1:48)
  13. 13 Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Toute mon âme est là!... Pourquoi me réveiller - Jules Massenet & Marco Armiliato (3:08)
  14. 14 Faust, opera: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre?... Salut! demeure - Charles Gounod & Marco Armiliato (6:15)
  15. 15 Ombra di nube for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Licinio Refice & Antonio Pappano (3:26)
  16. 16 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Claudio Abbado (3:57)
  17. 17 Oberon, opera, J. 306: I revel in hope and joy again - Carl Maria von Weber & Clive Bennett (3:23)
  18. 18 Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2) - Richard Strauss & Marco Armiliato (2:13)
  19. 19 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (original Wagner - Richard Wagner & Richard Wagner (3:49)
  20. 20 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Morgenlich leuchtend (Prize Song) - Richard Wagner & Richard Wagner (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jonas Kaufmann Primary Artist
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