Jonas Kaufmann: ‘The trouble with Anna was, the director didn’t speak English’main
The tenor has been explaining why Anna Netrebko (who speaks little German) pulled out of their Manon Lescaut in Novmber.
‘There were communication problems,’ he reveals. ‘Hans Neuenfels does not speak English and that became part of a really tedious rehearsal process. At times I, too, was getting desperate.’
Full interview here (auf Deutsch).