May 21, 2014

EickhoffOpera superstar and internationally renowned tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, will perform a second concert at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 17 August. This is in addition to the concert in Sydney on 10 August and Melbourne on 14 August, where he will perform a selection of arias from some of the world’s favourite operas, including Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Massenet’s Werther.

The concerts will be conducted by Jochen Rieder and accompanied by the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Sydney and Orchestra Victoria in Melbourne.

Jonas Kaufmann is internationally recognised as one of the most important artists of today and has received the highest acclaim in the world’s greatest opera houses, on the concert platform, and in recital. He has appeared with some of the world’s leading conductors and orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic under both Sir Simon Rattle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic under Helmuth Rilling.

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini said, “Jonas Kaufmann is unrivalled in opera today – he is quite simply, a contemporary opera superstar. His upcoming tour to Australia will be a thrilling opportunity for audiences in Sydney and Melbourne to see him live, performing the world’s most loved tenor arias with full orchestra.”

Sandra Tiltman