(Born 10 July 1969)
Jonas Kaufmann is a spinto tenor, born in Munich, Germany.
He began his career in 1994, in Germany but was soon invited to perform further afield.
Since then he has been much in demand performing all the classical tenor leads in all the major opera houses. Among his many successes – Don Jose in Carmen at Covent Garden, Alfredo in La Traviata at the Metropolitan, Cavarodossi in Tosca at Covent Garden, and Lohengrin at the Bavarian State Opera.
He has also sung the role at Bayreuth and in France he scored a major hit with Werther- which has also been released on DVD.