Otago Daily Mail (New Zealand), 26. Juli 2008
Geoff Adams
Romantic Arias
Kauffman is a German tenor who now stars in roles from Mozart to Wagner, with boyish film-star looks and a heavy, robust voice that one might associate more with a baritone.
This is his debut solo album and it shows the passion and power in his singing of 13 best-known tenor arias from operas.
The excellent Czech orchestra assists, conducted by Marco Armiliato, and the booklet will also please some with its lyrics and translations.
Represented are Verdi (Rigoletto) and Puccini (La Boheme), from Italy; Berlioz (The Damnation of Faust) and Bizet (Carmen) from France; and of course Wagner (Die Meistersinger) as the epitome of German Romanticism.
Kaufmann represents one of the new wave of operatic tenors and he could be well started on the way to a legendary career.

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