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!