German-born tenor Jonas Kaufmann has played his cards right, wisely giving his voice enough time to mature and his technique enough room to develop. Now 40, since carefully choosing his repertory for almost two decades, he's enjoying success across the world with his roles in Carmen, La Traviata, Tosca, Manon, and Werther. Flagged for record deals, he's already put out a handful of recordings and three solo discs. His latest solo (released last fall) was a recording one of Franz Schubert's Lieder cycle, Die Schöne Müllerin, with Helmut Deutsche on piano. Dropping to raves and praise, Kaufmann's vision of the heartbreaking (literally), romantic Lieder was hailed as one of the best versions recorded to date.
Opera Chic snagged the busy tenor between his booked performances and chatted about Schubert, Lieder technique, and future roles. Click the link below to read the full interview!