Jonas Kaufmann Is ON OUR RADAR: Opera Superstar Talks Wagner, ‘Parsifal,’ And Craving Time Off

Interview here:

JK: [Wagner] didn’t call it an opera. He called it a Bühnenweihfestspiel, which means a stage blessing.

That’s funny, because that’s exactly what I call Jonas whenever I see him. (On stage. From my balcony box at the Met. Through my opera glasses, which do that cartoon eyeball popping out of the lens thing—but very quietly, so it’s barely audible to Jonas. Or to the brass section below).