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The Age Of Puccini

Jonas Kaufmann

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"The colour, the elegance and the sheer beauty of tone in his singing are truly exceptional ..."
- The Guardian

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La Bohème: Act 1  
1
"Che gelida manina"
Giacomo Puccini; Jonas Kaufmann; Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Marco Armiliato
5:12
Tosca: Act 3  
2
"E lucevan le stelle"
Giacomo Puccini; Jonas Kaufmann; Prague Philharmonic Orchestra; Marco Armiliato
3:23
La Rondine: Act 2  
3
"Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso"
Giacomo Puccini; Renée Fleming; Jonas Kaufmann; Barbara Vignudelli; Paolo Cautoruccio; Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi; Marco Armiliato
3:05
I Lituani: Act 3  
4
"Sì, questa estrema grazia"
Amilcare Ponchielli; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:32
La Gioconda: Act 2  
5
"Cielo e mar!"
Amilcare Ponchielli; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
5:26
Mefistofele: Act 1  
6
"Dai campi, dai prati"
Arrigo Boïto; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:35
Mefistofele: Act 4  
7
"Giunto sul passo estremo"
Arrigo Boïto; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:24
Iris: Act 1  
8
"Apri la tua finestra"
Pietro Mascagni; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:44
Cavalleria rusticana  
9
"Intanto, amici, qua, beviamone un bicchiere! ... Viva il vino spumeggiante"
Pietro Mascagni; Jonas Kaufmann; Rosa Feola; Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:50
10
"Mamma! mamma, quel vino è generoso"
Pietro Mascagni; Jonas Kaufmann; Cristina Reale; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:48
Pagliacci: Act 1  
11
"Recitar!... Vesti la giubba"
Ruggiero Leoncavallo; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:42
La bohème: Act 3  
12
"Musetta!... Testa adorata"
Ruggiero Leoncavallo; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:22
L'Arlesiana: Act 2  
13
"É la solita storia del pastore"
Francesco Cilèa; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:35
Adriana Lecouvreur: Act 2  
14
"L'anima ho stanca"
Francesco Cilèa; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:03
Adriana Lecouvreur: Act 1  
15
"La dolcissima effigie"
Francesco Cilèa; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:31
Giulietta e Romeo: Act 3  
16
"Giulietta, Son io"
Riccardo Zandonai; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:46
Fedora: Act 2  
17
"Amor ti vieta"
Umberto Giordano; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
1:49
Andrea Chénier: Act 1  
18
"Colpito qui m'avete … Un dì all’azzurro spazio"
Umberto Giordano; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
4:54
Andrea Chénier: Act 4  
19
"Come un bel dì di maggio"
Umberto Giordano; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
2:53
20
"Vicino a te"
Umberto Giordano; Jonas Kaufmann; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
7:18
21
"Ombra di nube"
Licinio Refice; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; Antonio Pappano
3:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    76:16
"... Kaufmann certainly sounds virile, with a dark, husky tone ... he throws himself with gusto into arias ... he also brings nuanced dynamics and phrasing to a repertory not known for its subtlety."
- The New York Times

This compilation from world famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann showcases the unique quality of his award-winning recordings of best-loved Italian operatic repertoire by Puccini and other composers. Including some of Kaufmann's greatest roles captured in resplendent Decca sound, the album features a duet with soprano Renée Fleming on Puccini’s La Rondine. Many of these tracks were previously released on Kaufmann's 2010 album Verismo Arias.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Studio Masters

Executive Producers: Valérie Gross 1–3; Ben Pateman 4–21
Recording Producers: Christopher Alder 1, 2, 4–21; David Frost 3
Balance Engineer: Philip Siney 1, 2
Recording Engineers: Oldrˇich Slezák, Ivan Zbiral 1, 2; Mike Hatch 3; Philip Siney 4–21
Assistant Recording Engineers: Massimiliano Cervini, Giacomo de Caterini 4–21
Recording Facilities by Rudolfinum, Prague 1, 2; Floating Earth 3; Auditorium Parco della Musica 4–21
Recording Editors: David Frost 3; Christopher Alder 4–21
Mixing Engineer: Richard King (Mixed at Seven Seas Studios) 3
Post-production Engineers: Richard King, Silas Brown 3
Recording Locations: Dvorˇák-Saal, Rudolfinum, Prague, 5, 6 & 12–15 August 2007 1, 2; Auditorium di Milano, 5, 6, 8–10 August 2008 3; Petrassi Hall, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, 18–22 March 2010 4–21
Publishers: Casa Musicale Sonzogno, Milano / Universal Edition, Wien 3; RAI Trade 4; Universal Music Publishing / Ricordi S.r.l., Milan 8, 16, 21; Casa Musicale Sonzogno, Milan 9, 10, 13-15, 17–20
Booklet Editing: WLP Ltd
Cover Photo: Getty Images
Booklet Page 2 Photo: Uli Weber
Design & Art Direction: WLP Ltd

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