Jonas Kaufmann has new role

Jonas Kaufmann has new role


norman lebrecht

November 01, 2019

Simon Stone’s new Munich production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Die tote Stadt features Jonas Kaufmann as Paul, a decadent role he has never sung before. Marlis Petersen and Andrzej Filończyk make up the star billing. Music Director Kirill Petrenko conducts.

Very hot ticket.


  • Thomas Silverbörg says:

    Filonczyk is a marvelous singer.

  • Bloom says:

    Paul is such a challenging role that it is enough today for a tenor to howl/growl/croon his way through it in order to receive ovations or good reviews. No one asks him to SING it anymore because there aren t any voices left able to do it.

  • Mark says:

    “ a decadent role ” What does that really mean? Has he sung all the other decadent roles but not this one?

    • Maurice says:

      The phrase is ambiguous. It could mean that it’s either (a) one of several decadent roles that he hasn’t sung before, or (b) a role he hasn’t sung before that happens to be decadent.

  • Waltraud says:

    Hot ticket? Sold out…..

    • Helena says:

      Dear Waltraud, “hot ticket” is an idiom, it means that a performer / performance is very popular, very desirable, and that tickets for this particular performance/ show/ production are hard to obtain.

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  • Maria P says:

    I was happy enough to be there. Unforgettable, especially in these times where onw does not know when opera theaters will reopen.