Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann sings Manon: Le rêve , in German
The real voice of Kaufmann before Michael Rhoades changed his technique causing him to have already twice vocal nodes.

Jonas Kaufmann about Gergiev's Die Walkure.mp3
Suddenly slightly over the 2 minutes mark after the start, the voice does not sound small anymore but huge. The same trick used for Florez and Kunde just to name 2. You can hear an excited female voice in the recording. It is Renata Scotto who finished her caeere with a big wobble due to taking on the wrong roles, maybe she can Advise Kaufmann.
Jonas Kaufmann sings Manon: Ah! Fuyez douce image
In RA Format

Jonas Kaufman's website
This website not by but about him, run by a really big fan, and quite probably the best website on any contemporary tenor. Other than the usual bio- and discography and performance schedule, it has all available reviews (both record & performance reviews) from 1992 to this day, links to perhaps every other website reviewing Kaufmann, more pictures than any other singer's site, interviews with him, partly in audio format, and above all plenty, really plenty of sound and audio excerpts. A really excellent achievement, and another case in which I like the website better than the singer (though he is of course incomparably better than Pregardien).
I wish to thank Robert Schlesinger for the link and comments.
I wish to thank Tom Silverboerg for the recording.

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