Doppelganger - Jonas Kaufmann

Author: C Major Entertainment

Staged by Claus Guth, a reimagining of Schubert’s Schwanengesang in a spectacular performance by Jonas Kaufmann and Helmut Deutsch.

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Contemporary Opera Director Claus Guth and celebrated Set Designer Michael Levine transform PARK AVENUE ARMORY Hall for a spectacular reimagining of Schubert’s Schwanengesang. The cycle forms a series of masterful snapshots of all that life has to offer, and features a performance that transcends genre: Jonas Kaufmann and his longtime accompanist, pianist Helmut Deutsch, interpret the collection of songs, augmented by additional Schubert repertoire an atmospheric soundscape and transformative light and video projections to create a production that is part performance, part installation.

“A rare treat … the theatrical ingenuity and visceral force was so strong that the audience let out an audible gasp of shock” (The New York Times)

“A remarkable theatrical coup … Kaufmann’s burnished tenor remains potent, unleashing powerful torrents of sound.” (The Financial Times)

“Doppelganger is awesome experimental theater on a grand scale … There’s really nothing like it in New York right now.” (Theatermania)

Genre Concert
Soloist Jonas Kaufmann, Helmut Deutsch
Stage Director Claus Guth
Sets Michael Levine
Recording location Park Avenue Armory Hall, New York
Recording date 2023
Composer Franz Schubert
Original title of music work Schwanengesang
Production Company BFMI
Duration 83 mins
Video format 4K



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