Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jonas Kaufmann: the newest Bayerische Kammersänger!

Some great news for unser Jonas on Monday night: during the curtain call for "Trovatore" he was surprised by Intendant Nikolaus Bachler and the Bavarian Minister of Culture, who announced to a surprised audience-and tenor-that Kaufmann is now a Bayerische Kammersänger. According to the Bayerishce Staatsoper blog about the event, they're all very proud of themselves: they invited all of Kaufmann's family and friends (including Bryn Terfel and Simon Keenleyside) without anyone leaking it to the man himself. Kaufmann certainly looks surprised: I've never seen a grown man squee-hug quite like that before! It looks, at one point, like he's even wiping tears away.

Congratulations, Jonas, and happy birthday!

1 comment:

AMY said...

Jonas CERTAINLY deserved that, long ago, in fact. But for the fact that he had been singing predominantly in Zurich for many years starting from the early 2000s...Congratulations, indeed!