What Jonas Kaufmann is wearing…

What Jonas Kaufmann is wearing…


norman lebrecht

September 11, 2015

A message from D&G:

“The Last Night of Proms” is the most important on screen musical event in the world, with over 11 million viewers featured on the BBC Channel from the UK, USA, and Australia as well as across Asia and most of Europe. For this special occasion the German renowned tenor, Jonas Kaufmann will wear Dolce&Gabbana.

The concluding event of the concert season composed of eight weeks where a full symphonic orchestra held concerts even twice a day, will take place the 12th of September at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Jonas Kaufmann will be the first non-Anglo-Saxon voice to interpret “Rule, Britannia!”.

For this occasion, Jonas will wear two Dolce&Gabbana looks: in the first part of the concert Jonas will wear a 3-piece Martini Suit in jacquard wool, with a pique plastron tuxedo shirt in white, polishing the look with slipper shoes in silk faille.

While interpreting “Rule, Britannia!” Jonas will flaunt a long velvet jacket with black lapels detailed with black and white polka dots, satin ties and black silk frog, a double-breasted wool vest with black tuxedo pants. The look is completed by slipper shoes in black lace, a gold brooch with the English flag expressly created for the event and a black silk bowtie.

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  • DESR says:

    An English flag? Do they really mean that… There may be trouble ahead…

  • John says:

    Since when was Bryn Terfel an Anglo-Saxon??!!

  • Derek Castle says:

    Love it, Norman. “Wir sind RELATIV normal.” ! I want some slipper shoes in silk faille – now!

  • Milka says:

    It is all fun except when you pause to think how low a human being will sink to
    make a buck .

  • Olassus says:

    Shame on Kaufmann!

    The brand’s eponymous designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana spoke out against gay adoption in March:

    “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus. Life has a natural flow. There are things that should not be changed.”

    The two are also quoted as calling children born to gay couples via I.V.F. “synthetic.”

  • Milka says:

    The Dolce/Gabbana clothes can be viewed as an exercise in bad taste …which is oft the norm for tenors celebrated or not .

  • Diana says:

    Jonas Kaufmann would look good in a sack!

  • Hokland says:

    Didn’t he take out a Freistraat Bayern handkerchief before waking Union Jack?

    • Derek Castle says:

      Thanks. I couldn’t quite place it. Thought it was a wonderful evening on the telly, although the exchange of knickers and boxers was a little below the belt, so to speak.