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Up close and personal with Jonas Kaufmann

By Alexandra Coghlan  

The Kaufmann Residency 

Barbican, 4th to 13th February

The world’s “greatest living tenor,” below, is usually only to be glimpsed (from a great distance) at the Royal Opera House, so his first London residency is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with a musician at the absolute peak of his career. It’s typical of Jonas Kaufmann’s intelligent, curious programming that he’s not content with a predictable series of showcase recitals. Instead we get a surprising and wide-ranging sequence of events that roam…

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