January 20 at 2:30 p.m.
At the Maison symphonique de Montréal
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Helmut Deutsch, piano
A dramatic tenor with a spellbinding voice and matinee-idol looks, Jonas Kaufmann is one of the most prominent vocal artists of his generation. First prize–winner at the Meistersinger Competition in Nuremberg in 1993, since 1996 he has been a guest of the great international opera houses. In parallel with his career as an opera singer he has turned into a sought-after lieder singer, accompanied by his musical confederate the pianist Helmut Deutsch.
An essential cycle of Schubert’s, Die schöne Müllerin sets 20 poems by Wilhelm Müller to music and unfolds as a complete narrative, the various musical registers comprehensively expressing the protagonist’s wanderings. A journeying apprentice arrives at a miller’s house and falls in love with the daughter. The beautiful girl, caring at first, ends up surrendering herself to a hunter, and the poor visitor perishes of sorrow and despair.
Series presented as a coproduction with Pro Musica. (BorderlessNorth)
Take a day trip from the Essex countryside, and drive up to the city of Montreal, Canada. Visit the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal for a harmonious classical concert! See this concert with Jonas Kaufmann or find another day and event that works for you.