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The Times

Our spines tingle at Kaufmann’s force; but we shiver too at his sudden moments of quiet reverence or desolation. Kaufmann’s expert control of dynamics has never been so impressive, nor has the sheer weight of tone currently at his command. His theatrical flair is also impressive

The Independent

these great Verdi moments, even ripped out of context, are believably dramatic...Kaufmann is served well by the Orchestra dell’Opera di Parma, the woodwind particularly lovely.

The Guardian

Unusually for a singer noted for interpretative subtlety, he's at his best in I Masnadieri and Il Trovatore where Verdi is at his most upfront. You get a sense of how good he might be one day as Otello and, above all, as Radames

The Sunday Times

He comes into his own as Don Carlo, Don Alvaro from La forza del destino and, above all, Otello — where his dark timbre and dramatic delivery of the text rank with the finest on disc.


a huge achievement resulting in some thrilling singing...But his employment of volume of tone (to emphasise a heroic, or at least central, presence?) does not serve his chosen repertoire equally well. As Otello of course it works well, as it does for Manrico

BBC Music Magazine

his musicianship melds with his keen interpretative intelligence to achieve real and extraordinary success...Otello on stage may still be ahead of him, but he explores the depths of 'Dio mi potevi' and 'Niun mi tema' with a purpose many distinguished Latin tenors would struggle to summon up.

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Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto, Atto III, Canzone 2:21   $
La donna è mobile 02:21   $
Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, Atto I 4:43   $
Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida 04:43   $
Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera 9:10   $
Atto I: Di' tu se fedele 03:29   $
Atto III: Forse la soglia attinse... Ma se m'è forza perderti 05:41   $
Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore, Parte III 7:52   $
Ah! sì, ben mio... Di quella pira 07:52   $
Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller, Atto II 6:21   $
Oh! fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido 06:21   $
Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra, Atto II 5:56   $
O inferno! Amelia qui!... Sento avvampar nell'anima... Cielo pietoso, rendila 05:56   $
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo, Atto II 8:26   $
È lui! desso, l'Infante!... Dio, che nell'alma infondere 08:26   $
Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza del Destino, Atto III 10:41   $
La vita è inferno all'infelice...O tu, che in seno agli angeli 10:41   $
Giuseppe Verdi: I Masnadieri, Atto III 4:25   $
Destatevi, o pietre... Giuri ognun questo canuto 04:25   $
Giuseppe Verdi: Otello 11:23   $
Atto III : Dio! mi potevi scagliar 05:14   $
Atto IV: Niun mi tema 06:09   $

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One of the finest singers of our time and the world’s leading tenor, Jonas Kaufmann presents his personal tribute to one of opera’s most beloved composers, Giuseppe Verdi.

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the great masters birth, this stunning new album features a fabulous collection of his most popular arias, including “La donna e mobile” (Rigoletto), “Celeste Aida” (Aida), “Di quella pira” (Il Trovatore) and “Niun me tema” (Otello).

Recorded in the composer’s home city of Parma, this outstanding new recording is sure to be one of the highlights of the composer’s Anniversary year.

The Verdi Album

Category Vocal

Period Romantic

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