Kaufmann’s got his gun

Kaufmann’s got his gun


norman lebrecht

December 20, 2013

Live from Munich on Saturday night: Verdi’s Forza with hot tenor. Make a date of it.

kaufmann forza

On Saturday, December 28, the Bayerische Staatsoper will be presenting the season’s third transmission on STAATSOPER.TV. This time, Giuseppe Verdi’s La forza del destino will be streamed live and free from Munich. Martin Kušej’s new production will be featuring two singers in great demand: Munich born tenor Jonas Kaufmann will sing Don Alvaro in his role debut. Anja Harteros, who in 2009 and 2013 opened the Munich Opera Festival alongside Mr. Kaufmann (Lohengrin and Il trovatore), will sing Donna Leonora (role debut). The Bayerische Staatsorchester will be led by Maestro Asher Fisch.

The live audiovisual broadcast will start at 6 p.m. (CET) at www.staatsoper.de/tv. The service is free of charge to viewers.


  • Sanda Schuldmann says:

    GREAT! I will watch it! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Sonja Staron says:

    I CANNOT THINK OF ANY BETTER NEWS TODAY – I am from Nuernberg originally, transplanted to Dallas. Now, I can be an armchair Bayerische Staatsoper visitor – wow!!!

  • These theatres are just so yesterday. We had Jonas and Anja years ago, when they were just as good and probably a whole lot cheaper.