Jonas Kaufmann scores huge ovation on return

The German tenor, 47, was cheered to the rafters at the end of Lohengrin in Paris last night.

No reviews yet, but he got through the production without incident.

Before going on stage he talked to AfP about his five-month layoff:

‘It was very difficult to have to wait so long to be able to sing again, especially because no one was able to tell me if it would take one month, two months or three months to heal. If I had known I would have taken some holidays but I had to wait and wait. I went to the doctor twice a week to see if it was getting any better.

Then when it had almost healed ‘the vein burst for a second time.’

Welcome back, Jonas.

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