Exclusive: Jonas Kaufmann’s next role

Exclusive: Jonas Kaufmann’s next role


norman lebrecht

May 31, 2018

The tenor is preparing Loris in Giordano’s Fedora for a La Scala production in 2020.

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  • Olassus says:

    Chump change.

  • John Rook says:

    Does that mean he doesn’t have any top any more?

  • Sanity says:

    Well, that’s as near as damn it an admission that the top is compromised.

  • Patricia says:

    The first tenor to sing Loris was Enrico Caruso. Since rhen Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Giuseppe Giacomini have taken on the role.

    • Fred says:

      pavarotti never sang the role on stage. Th eonly ones that matter and sang the role were Gigli, Del Monaco and Corelli

      • Olassus says:

        Melandri, Prandelli, Gigli, Pelizzoni, Tagliavini, di Stefano, Bottion, del Monaco, Prevedi, Giacomini, Campora, Domingo, Carreras, Cura, Bonisolli, Armiliato. But not Corelli or Pavarotti, afaik re. Loris complete.

  • Hugo Rainer says:

    Where did this German tenor learn bel canto. Certainly not in Germany

  • Pedro says:

    I have read somewhere that Muti wanted to conduct Fedora for his return t9 La Scala’s pit.

  • David Crowe says:

    Am I the only one to recognize that the photo is of Curly Howard of the Three Stooges?

  • Fred says:

    hmm the question is who sings the title role???????????

  • John Edward Niles says:

    Very observant comments above. I know this opera. I have conducted it. Only twice but that was enough! Good point about the top. And yes, who IS going to the Fedora? There are NO high notes for either the Tenor or the Soprano in this opera. Again as in Chenier, you have a second-rate opera with a FIRST RATE Libretto.

  • Jeffrey Karacs says:

    I think Gheorghiu is very keen on it and I did see it many years ago with Freni who was in her twilight years.

  • Marcus Clayton says:

    This is an odd choice for Kaufmann, imho, considering his current reperoire.
    But with him one never knows.
    I might guess that the Fedora will be Anna Netrebko, who has yet to sing the role.
    She would be terrific in it.
    Or perhaps Maria Jose Siri, who is popular at La Scala these days.
    It will be interesting to see what is announced for this.

  • Waltraud Riegler says:

    You are NOT THE FIRST, Norman Lebrecht! Operawire was quicker, but the quickesr was Corriere della Sera!!!!!!!!!!!!!