Posted March 26, 2012

Superstar Wagner tenor Jonas Kaufmann will no longer sign autographs at the stage door

Kaufmann will no longer sign autographs because of the risk of becoming ill especially during winter months. This is a sad news for some fans. But, if illness caused Kaufmann to cancel a performance, many more people would be disappointed. There are also indications that the actions of over-zealous fans may have also been a factor in this decision.

You can read the full interview in Die Welt at the website below:

Paste the link in and you can obtain a very rough translation of the article.

But, there is some really great news too. Jonas Kaufmann will be singing more Verdi roles. He is scheduled for recordings of live performances of Aida, Forza, Ballo and Trovatore.  In addition, the role of Eneé (Aeneas) in Les Troyens is coming up at Covent Garden under conductor Antonio Pappano.


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