Special Fathom Feature: Be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini – the man, the musician, the celebrity – narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage plus an exclusive interview with Jonas.
Fathom Events and Arts Alliance are thrilled to present the highly anticipated solo cinematic debut of the world’s greatest tenor when Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini comes to select cinemas nationwide on Tuesday, February 23 for a thrilling one-night operatic event.
On June 14, 2015, German tenor Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala Milan, the home of Italian opera, for one of the most highly anticipated performances of the year. The concert made national news in Italy and, following five encores and 40 minutes of applause, audiences were still left wanting more. This legendary performance, led by conductor Jochen Rieder and featuring the Filarmonica della Scala, is now the focus of a new concert documentary event directed by Brian Large and produced by Arts Alliance. Shot on location in Italy, cinema audiences will experience this unforgettable event and be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini – the man, the musician, the celebrity – narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage.
Puccini’s operas include some of the most well-known melodies in classical music, especially the iconic ‘Nessun dorma’, and his popularity amongst opera fans and novices alike is a testament to his enduring appeal.
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Jochen Rieder, conductor
Filarmonica della Scala
Arias and scenes from Turandot, Tosca, Manon Lescaut and La Fanciulla del West.
Jonas Kaufmann’s voice is celebrated for its expressive power, flawless technique and versatility, and he has sung Puccini roles on stage throughout his career to huge critical and audience acclaim. However, it’s not just the voice that makes a true opera star. Jonas has the rare gift of completely immersing himself in each and every role he sings. The result? Some of the most thrilling and electrifying opera performances you will ever see.
“Unforgettable.” RAI Italy
“Jonas Kaufmann conquers La Scala.” La Stampa Italy
“Poetic intimacy to roof-raising passion.” Financial Times
“World’s greatest tenor.” Daily Telegraph UK
“The most important, versatile tenor of his generation.” New York Times
“A technical master with a devilish charm.” The Guardian