Jonas Kaufmann ends US tour with 9 encoresNews
A review of his closing recital at Berkeley on Sunday from Seen & Heard:
Nine encores. Perhaps that’s the best way to summarize how Jonas Kaufmann delivered an object lesson on galvanizing an audience in his recital Sunday afternoon in Zellerbach Hall. In each of the 22 songs on the printed program, he lavished his pliant tenor on every nuance, bursting with power one moment, shrinking to poignant intimacy the next.
And there wasn’t an aria in the bunch. All of the songs, he told the audience at the beginning, were favorites of his and his longtime piano partner, Helmut Deutsch. …
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