Operatic superstar Jonas Kaufmann is no stranger to the big screen, and in 2015 he makes his highly anticipated solo cinematic debut with this concert film and documentary.
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.
On the 14th June 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 40mins of applause audiences were still left wanting more.
This legendary performance is now the focus of a new concert film directed by Brian Large and produced by Arts Alliance. Cinema audiences will experience this unforgettable event, and be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini – the man, the musician, the superstar – narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage.
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Jochen Rieder, director
Filarmonica della Scala