Jonas Kaufmann, out of action, is still in play

Jonas Kaufmann, out of action, is still in play


norman lebrecht

September 29, 2016

The tenor may have cancelled Meistersinger in Munich and other early-season engagements. But his Puccini night at La Scala is being traded like hot chestnuts on the media market.

Variety reports:

Starline Entertainment has closed a raft of international television and VOD deals for “Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini,” a concert event film produced by Arts Alliance that played in cinemas worldwide earlier this year.

Sky has taken U.K. broadcast rights for the La Scala opera production featuring the acclaimed singer, with Sky Arts additionally taking rights in Germany and New Zealand. Starline has also closed a deal with DTS (CanalXtra) in Spain. Further rights have been to sold to HRT for Croatia, Czech TV for Czech Republic, YLE for Finland, NRK for Norway, and SVT in Sweden. Air Emirates has secured the film for in-flight broadcast.


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