Jonas Kaufmann is collecting dates

Jonas Kaufmann is collecting dates


norman lebrecht

August 19, 2020

Kaufmann has jumped in for Agnes Baltsa for a solo frecital at the Vienna Staatsoper on September 29.

Baltsa cites ‘international travel difficulties’ for her withdrawal.

Tickets are on sale. There will be a live audience.

Kaufmann is singing this week at the Grafenegg festival.


  • Fiddlist says:

    Freecital? Did Gautier Capuçon coin that pun? 🙂

  • Ernest says:

    Oh dear! Let’s hope Baltsa resurfaces in less difficult times!

  • Waltraud Becker says:

    The usual Leberecht nonsense……. The Grafenegg-Liederabend was last Sunday, transmitted by ORF and myfidelio. The sooo clever writer missed some other dates in Wien, but to find all much more intelligence is needed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alexandra Ivanoff says:

    He is also opening the new Hungarian State Opera’s third venue tonite — the Eiffel Arts Center in Budapest.

  • Marcello says:

    Baltsa is 75!

  • V. Lind says:

    There is a slightly critical tone to this post. Isn’t he doing his bit to try to provide live music?

    How has Kaufman joined the SD doghouse? I’m not entirely sure how anyone gets on it, but less sure over this singer than others.

  • Straussian says:

    I had no idea Agnes Baltsa is still singing! Good for her…

  • Peter says:

    Oh dear, yet another post about JK… neeeext please!