The tenor, annoyed about a spoiler remix put out by his former label, is telling fans on his Facebook page to wait for the new one on Sony. Summer storm in a hair-dryer? No, he feels caught between forces beyond his power.
Here’s the message:
Please do not let yourselves be deceived by the Decca release “Jonas Kaufmann – The Age of Puccini”. This compilation contains only 3 Puccini Arias – my recordings of “Che Gelida Manina” and “E lucevan le stelle” from 2007 and a scene from “La Rondine”, did I recorded with Renée Fleming in 2008 for the album Verismo. The remaining 18 tracks are Essentially my old recording “Verismo Arias” from 2010. THEREFORE familiar recordings- in new packaging. I was not Consulted in its making, this thing done without my knowledge and approval.
The “real” album Puccini Which I recorded with Antonio Pappano in Rome in Autumn last year is titled “Nessun dorma” and will be released on Sony in the middle of September. It Exclusively contains arias and scenes from Puccini’s operas Including Highlights from “Manon Lescaut”, “La Boheme”, “Tosca”, “La Fanciulla del West” and “Turandot”.