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 of Puccini arias made national news in Italy, and following five encores and 40 mins of applause audiences were still left wanting more.
This legendary performance is now the focus of a new concert film “Jonas Kaufmann – An Evening of Puccini”, directed by Brian Large and produced by Arts Alliance. Cinema audiences worldwide experienced this unforgettable event, and now viewers at home will be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini – the man, the musician, the superstar – narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage.
Jonas Kaufmann‘s La Scala concert programme contains a selection of Puccini’s hit tenor arias of which all appear on on the Classical No. 1 album – “Nessun dorma – The Puccini Album”.
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Non ti scordar di me
Ecco la Casa...Torna ai felici di (from Le Villi)
Le Villi - Preludio, La tregenda
Orgia, Chimera Dall'occhio Vitreo (from Edgar)
Edgar: Prelude to Act III
Donna non vidi mai (from Manon Lescaut)
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo Act III
Ah! Non v'avvicinate! No, pazzo son (from Manon Lescaut)
Tosca: Prelude to Act Three
E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)
Madama Butterfly: Intermezzo Act II, part 2
Una parola sola! … Or son sei mesi (from La Fanciulla del West)
Suor Angelica - Intermezzo
Nessun dorma (from Turandot)
Recondita armonia (from Tosca)
Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano (from La Fanciulla del West)