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W&N biography Hb June £20.00 272pp 978 1 474 60427 7 ebook: £20.00 / 978 1 474 60428 4

‘The world’s greatest tenor’ – Daily Telegraph

THOMAS vOIGT Jonas kaufmann The Authorised biography authorised biography of one of the greatest classical tenors in the world today.

best known for his performances in spinto roles such as Don José in Carmen and Cavaradossi in Tosca, Jonas kaufmann is the most celebrated tenor in the world. In 2014 the New York Times described kaufmann as ‘a box-office draw . . . the most important, versatile tenor of his generation’. In this authorised biography we hear from his remarkable teachers and learn of the ups and downs of the profession, as well as kaufmann’s thoughts and emotions before and during debuts and performances at opera houses around the world.

‘a box-office draw, and . . . the most important, versatile tenor of his generation’ New York Times

Thomas Voigt was born in 1960 in Hagen, Germany. He studied German, Protestant Theology and Sociology in nearby bochum. A former editor of the classical music magazines Opernwelt (Opera World) and Fono Forum, since 2004 he has worked as a freelance journalist, lecturer and presenter. His previous books include biographies of the German opera singers Martha Mödl and Inge borkh.

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Location: Germany Available for interview

W&N Non-fiction • June 2017