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The Best of Jonas Kaufmann - Barbara Vignudelli (soprano); Jana Sibera (soprano); Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Paolo Cautoruccio (tenor); Renée Fleming (soprano); Rosa Feola (soprano); Accademia di Santa Cecilia Chorus (choir, chorus); Trieste Verdi Theater Chorus (choir, chorus)
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German tenor Jonas Kaufmann came on the scene in the mid-1990s and has gradually risen to the top rank of the operatic world. His is a remarkable voice in many ways. Like Plácido Domingo, to whom he is a sort of German opposite number, he excels in both Italian and German opera and also sings well in French and English (in an odd performance of a piece from Weber's Oberon, track 17). He adds freely dramatic shaping to lines of the big Verdi and Puccini tunes, almost always defamiliarizing them in ways that seem personal and ...