Where was Jonas Kauffman at the Echos?

Where was Jonas Kauffman at the Echos?


norman lebrecht

October 27, 2014

The singer of the year called in sick yesterday.

Some murmured he was miffed at having another tenor – Rolando Villazon – present the awards.


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  • sdReader says:

    He has been sick for a month, last sang in Boston, next scheduled for B9 at Brandenburg Gate on Nov. 9. October dates included a Japan tour, now postponed till next May. He has no problem with RV.

  • Ks. Christopher Robson says:

    Jonas K doesn’t get miffed by other tenors, he has immense respect for his colleagues. 🙂

  • Nadine Weissmann says:

    Singer of the year was Piotr Beczala. Kaufmann won for solo vocal recording.

  • Jan de Jong says:

    It is the season, Automn on the Northern Hemisphere. Yesterday Cecilia Bartoli cancelled because of health reasons in Amsterdam. But apparently nothing really serious. She is rescheduled for 5th of November.

  • Emil Archambault says:

    Perhaps the “singer of the year” (sic) would appreciate if you could spell his name correctly? Kaufmann!