Jonas Kaufmann: ‘I have never known stage fright’main
‘I’m just one of those stage monsters, not afraid of anything,’ the great tenor tells BBCs’s Desert Island Discs. Listen here.
He has much to say about saving Wagner from his excesses: ‘why would a composer destroy his own tunes by his texts?’
In other comments, Kaufmann mentions that he refuses to sign contracts five years in advance: ‘At a time of financial crisis you can be very happy and thankful to have contracts for such a long period, but artistically speaking it’s a catastrophe.’