Double vinyl LP pressing. After years of singing Giacomo Puccini's heroes on stage to vast critical and audience acclaim, "the world's greatest tenor"(The Daily Telegraph), Jonas Kaufmann, finally records an album entirely devoted to the world's most-loved opera composer. The 2015 album, Nessun dorma is a selection of Puccini's stupendous tenor arias drawn from his greatest opera's including Tosca, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Madame Butterfly and La fanciulla del West. Spanning the breadth of Puccini's output from the early operas Le Villi and Edgar, the album culminates in the mighty aria "Nessun dorma" from his final opera Turandot. Jonas Kaufmann is joined on this album by Maestro Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and soprano Kristine Opolais. Munich-born singer, Jonas Kaufmann, is without a doubt at the absolute top echelon of the operatic world. He is in extreme demand with the world's most influential conductors, selling out opera houses and concert venues months in advance wherever he performs.
Manon Lescaut, Atto I: "Donna Non Vidi Mai"
Manon Lescaut, Atto II: "Oh, Sarò la Più Bella!... Tu, Tu, Amore? Tu?"
Manon Lescaut, Atto II: "Ah! Manon Mi Tradisce"
Manon Lescaut, Atto III:"Presto! in Fila!... Non V'avvicinate! No, Pazzo Son!"
Le Villi, Atto II: "Ei Giunge!... Torna Ai Felici DÌ"