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Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

New Season Opener!
Jonas Kaufmann in Recital

 

Hailed as “the world’s greatest tenor” by The Telegraph, Jonas Kaufmann has been an international star since his sensational breakout appearance in 2006 at the Metropolitan Opera, performing over 70 different roles in the world’s leading opera houses.

The German tenor makes his UMS debut as part of a special recital tour taking place in only a handful of US cities.

“His stage presence — dramatic prowess, passion, sex appeal — has long been a hallmark of Mr. Kaufmann’s artistry. His voice is smoky and nimble, able to fill a hall with both the volume of a Wagnerian heldentenor and an exquisite hovering pianissimo” (The New York Times).

Adored by opera lovers for his burnished tone and captivating dramatic sensibility, he combines power with finesse in this rare recital appearance. The program will include German songs by different composers, including Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler.

This wonderful addition to our season also features a notable parallel from our past. Back in October 1918, UMS had gone to extraordinary lengths to schedule the great tenor Enrico Caruso to perform a Hill Auditorium recital, his first US appearance outside of New York City. That concert was postponed to March 1919 because of the Spanish flu epidemic. It was a huge and important cultural event in Ann Arbor, with Caruso performing no fewer than nine encores and highlighting songs by composers from allied countries in World War I.

We’re thrilled that 102 years later, UMS will present an artist of Kaufmann’s stature and renown as our first live performance back in the musical “big house” on the Ann Arbor campus.

Jonas Kaufmann appears by arrangement with Zemsky/Green Artists Management, Inc.: records exclusively for SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Program

Songs of Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt Vergiftet sind meine Lieder, S. 289, No. 3 (Heine)
Franz Liszt Im Rhein, im schönen Strome, S. 272 (Heine)
Franz Liszt Freudvoll und leidvoll, S. 280, No. 2 (Goethe)
Franz Liszt Freudvoll und leidvoll, S. 280, No. 1 (Goethe)
Franz Liszt O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, S. 298 (Freiligrath)
Franz Liszt Es war ein König in Thule, S. 287 (Goethe)
Franz Liszt Ihr Glocken von Marling, S. 328 (Kuh)
Franz Liszt Die drei Zigeuner, S. 320 (Lenau)
Franz Liszt Die Loreley, S. 273, No. 2 (Heine)

Franz Schubert Der Musensohn, Op. 92, No. 1, D. 764 (Goethe)
Wolfgang Mozart Das Veilchen, K. 476 (Goethe)
Robert Schumann Widmung, Op. 25, No. 1 (Rückert)
Franz Schubert Wanderers_Nachtlied II D. 768 (Goethe)
Antonín Dvořák Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4 (Heyduk)
Johannes Brahms Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
Carl Bohm Still wie die Nacht, Op. 326 (Anonymous)
Frédéric Chopin In mir klingt ein Lied, Op. 10, No. 3 (Marischka)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, Op. 6 (Goethe)
Richard Strauss Zueignung, Op. 10, No. 1 (von Gilm)
Alexander Zemlinsky Selige Stunde, Op. 10, No. 2 (Wertheimer)
Hugo Wolf Verborgenheit (Mörike)
Gustav Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert)

PERMANENTLY ENDOWED SUPPORT

  • Menakka and Essel Bailey Fund for International Artistic Brilliance

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Donald and Antoinette Morelock

MEDIA PARTNERS

10/12/21 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

New Season Opener!
Jonas Kaufmann in Recital

Starting at $12 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

Hailed as “the world’s greatest tenor” by The Telegraph, Jonas Kaufmann has been an international star since his sensational breakout appearance in 2006 at the Metropolitan Opera, performing over 70 different roles in the world’s leading opera houses.

The German tenor makes his UMS debut as part of a special recital tour taking place in only a handful of US cities.

“His stage presence — dramatic prowess, passion, sex appeal — has long been a hallmark of Mr. Kaufmann’s artistry. His voice is smoky and nimble, able to fill a hall with both the volume of a Wagnerian heldentenor and an exquisite hovering pianissimo” (The New York Times).

Adored by opera lovers for his burnished tone and captivating dramatic sensibility, he combines power with finesse in this rare recital appearance. The program will include German songs by different composers, including Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler.

This wonderful addition to our season also features a notable parallel from our past. Back in October 1918, UMS had gone to extraordinary lengths to schedule the great tenor Enrico Caruso to perform a Hill Auditorium recital, his first US appearance outside of New York City. That concert was postponed to March 1919 because of the Spanish flu epidemic. It was a huge and important cultural event in Ann Arbor, with Caruso performing no fewer than nine encores and highlighting songs by composers from allied countries in World War I.

We’re thrilled that 102 years later, UMS will present an artist of Kaufmann’s stature and renown as our first live performance back in the musical “big house” on the Ann Arbor campus.

Jonas Kaufmann appears by arrangement with Zemsky/Green Artists Management, Inc.: records exclusively for SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Program

Songs of Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt Vergiftet sind meine Lieder, S. 289, No. 3 (Heine)
Franz Liszt Im Rhein, im schönen Strome, S. 272 (Heine)
Franz Liszt Freudvoll und leidvoll, S. 280, No. 2 (Goethe)
Franz Liszt Freudvoll und leidvoll, S. 280, No. 1 (Goethe)
Franz Liszt O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst, S. 298 (Freiligrath)
Franz Liszt Es war ein König in Thule, S. 287 (Goethe)
Franz Liszt Ihr Glocken von Marling, S. 328 (Kuh)
Franz Liszt Die drei Zigeuner, S. 320 (Lenau)
Franz Liszt Die Loreley, S. 273, No. 2 (Heine)

Franz Schubert Der Musensohn, Op. 92, No. 1, D. 764 (Goethe)
Wolfgang Mozart Das Veilchen, K. 476 (Goethe)
Robert Schumann Widmung, Op. 25, No. 1 (Rückert)
Franz Schubert Wanderers_Nachtlied II D. 768 (Goethe)
Antonín Dvořák Als die alte Mutter, Op. 55, No. 4 (Heyduk)
Johannes Brahms Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
Carl Bohm Still wie die Nacht, Op. 326 (Anonymous)
Frédéric Chopin In mir klingt ein Lied, Op. 10, No. 3 (Marischka)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, Op. 6 (Goethe)
Richard Strauss Zueignung, Op. 10, No. 1 (von Gilm)
Alexander Zemlinsky Selige Stunde, Op. 10, No. 2 (Wertheimer)
Hugo Wolf Verborgenheit (Mörike)
Gustav Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert)

PERMANENTLY ENDOWED SUPPORT

  • Menakka and Essel Bailey Fund for International Artistic Brilliance

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Donald and Antoinette Morelock

MEDIA PARTNERS