The tenor, who faced audience shouts that they could not hear him on Saturday night during Das Lied von der Erde, has hit back in an interview with the Hamburger Abendblatt, blaming the hall’s ‘filigree’ acoustics.
‘I have no sympathy for the audience reaction,’ he said. ‘That was not the (regular) Hamburg audience but people who came to a tourist magnet.’
He went on to say: ‘This hall does not help… As for my next concert engagements in Hamburg, I do not want to say “never again”. But I can well imagine giving the next recital in the Laeiszhalle. It’s wonderful there.’
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Kaufmann sings Das Lied tonight in Lucerne.