Social and personal: It’s getting serious for Jonas Kaufmann

Social and personal: It’s getting serious for Jonas Kaufmann


norman lebrecht

June 22, 2015

The separated tenor is being seen out and about a lot with Vienna stage director Christiane Lutz. They’ve been hanging out together for quite a while. Could be getting serious. says our social correspondent.

See their latest picture together here in Kurier.


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  • David Boxwell says:

    It won’t really be true until it’s in The Daily Mail.

  • Jon says:

    That’s great news!

    Norman, we’re used to reading your opinions about arts administrators and Middle-East politics, but strangely we haven’t seen any recent posts about Israel’s Minister of Culture, who’s under the spotlight these days.

    I’m looking forward to seeing this controversy debated in slippedisc! And apologies about the off-topic.

    • norman lebrecht says:

      When she talks about music, you’ll read it here first.

      • Jon says:

        Er… fair enough… however I do remember post about administrators without reference to any music-related statement:

        And usually in slippedisc we don’t see a very clear line between art forms. In this case, even some musicians signed the petition against the censorship that the Minister initiated, so I guess the music world feels also attacked:

        “We the undersigned — women and men artists from all artistic fields (including cinema, theater, plastic arts, MUSIC, literature, dance and architecture) — protest against the anti-democratic measures taken by government ministries in recent weeks against members of the arts community whose works and worldviews do not conform with the prevailing mood in those ministries.”

        But anyway, maybe next time… It looks like this lady will bring many occasions for debate!

        This thread is to congratulate Mr Kauffmann and Mrs Lutz.

  • PJ says:

    Ah, back to ordinary gossip, what a relief.