On the 14th June 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 2015. The concert made national news in Italy and following five encores and 40mins of applause audiences were still left wanting more.
This legendary performance is now the focus of this concert film directed by Brian Large and produced by Arts Alliance. Cinema audiences worldwide 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.
Shot on location in Italy, the film features Jonas’ critically acclaimed Puccini concert from La Scala, Milan and includes all of Puccini’s most loved tenor arias including ‘Nessun dorma’. The cameras also go behind the scenes and follow Jonas around Milan as he talks about what it takes to be the world’s greatest tenor and why Puccini’s music is so special to him.
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, experienced like never before on the big screen.
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Jochen Rieder, conductor
Filarmonica della Scala
Arias and scenes from Turandot, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, La Fanciulla del West and many more.
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