Jonas Kaufmann releases Godfather track

Jonas Kaufmann releases Godfather track


norman lebrecht

August 16, 2016

Trailer track for his new album here.

jonas kaufmann godfather

promo pic: Sony


  • Olassus says:

    Nino Rota’s song was set to English lyrics.

    • Meal says:

      Correct. Interestingly, this English song is claimed by “Anthony Corleone” to be an authentic Sicilian song (in Godfather II – if I remember right). The translation into Italian goes back to early 70ies and was done by Gianni Boncompagni. The Italian version seams to be more attractive to singers. At least I am aware of the Italian version sung by Placido Domingo, Roberto Alagna and – er – Paul Potts.

      Jonas Kaufmann gave this song as an encore at the Gala in Baden Baden, recently. I am not sure whether the full video (including a nice version of “E lucevan le stelle”) is available from abroad: