Latin Post, May 08, 2014
By Francisco Salazar
Metropolitan Opera 2013-14 - Year in Review: Looking Back at Best Moments of the Season
Jonas Kaufmann in "Werther": This was easily one of the most powerful performances at the Met this year. Jonas Kaufmann proved once more why he is today's leading tenor. His beautiful pianissimo phrases and his riveting high notes showcased the anguish in his character. Meanwhile his acting and chemistry with Sophie Koch were unforgettable. Koch herself held up well opposite the superstar with her enormous voice and gentle stage persona. Her voice in particular gave the character of Charlotte a dark tone. Richard Eyre's lavish production was impeccably directed as he focused on the characters and not the concept.


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