|Fidelio||live in Zurich||23-Jan-07||38|
|La Clemenza di Tito||DVD||3-Nov-07|
|Carmen||live in Zurich||2-Jul-08|
|Lohengrin||live in Munich||16-Oct-09||40|
|Werther||live in Paris||5-Feb-10||41|
|Die Walküre||live at the Met||10-May-11||42|
|Die Walküre||movie from Met||2-Jun-11|
|Faust||movie from Met||10-Dec-11|
|Ariadne auf Naxos (original)||stream from Salzburg||28-Aug-12|
|Parsifal||movie from Met||2-Mar-13|
|Il Trovatore||stream from Munich||5-Jul-13|
|Don Carlo||stream from Salzburg||16-Aug-13|
|La Fanciulla del West||film from Vienna||7-Oct-13|
|La Forza del Destino||stream from Munich||29-Dec-13|
|Werther||movie from Met||15-Mar-14||45|
|Manon Lescaut||movie from Covent Garden||30-Jul-14|
|Andrea Chénier||YouTube Covent Garden||3-Feb-15||46|
|Cavalleria Rusticana||YouTube from Salzburg||13-Apr-15|
|I Pagliacci||YouTube from Salzburg||13-Apr-15|
|Fidelio||YouTube from Zurich||14-May-15|
|Manon Lescaut||stream from Munich||31-Jul-15|
|The Damnation of Faust||stream Paris||22-Dec-15|
|La Forza del Destino||DVD||10-Sep-16||47|
|Andrea Chénier||stream from Munich||18-Mar-17||48|
|Otello||movie from Covent Garden||21-Jul-17|
|Don Carlos||stream from Paris||25-Oct-17|
|Parsifal||stream from Munich||8-Jul-18||49|
|La Fanciulla del West||movie from Met||27-Oct-18|
|Otello||stream from Munich||2-Dec-18|
|La Forza del Destino||stream from ROH||12/2/2019||50|
I saw the first Fidelio quite by accident, I was in town for Bartoli and had a free evening. The Carmen in Zurich I flew deliberately to see on my way to Italy. By that time I was buying DVDs.
The Paris Werther and the Munich Lohengrin coincided with concerts by Cecilia. How could I resist? In both he was marvelous, at his peak. All three of these operas can be bought commercially.
Then he began appearing in my local movie theater from the Met and streaming from Salzburg and Munich on my computer at home. Then came movies from The Royal Opera in London. The Verdi year with Il Trovatore, Don Carlo and La Forza del Destino was thrilling
That makes 39 altogether.with 5 live operas and one recital in Berkeley, 11 live streams from Salzburg, Munich and Paris, and 5 live in HD from the Met. I regret that the planned live stream of him in Die Meistersinger never took place.
Jonas is a special singer. He is beautiful both to look at and to listen to. He is wonderfully present when he appears on the stage, loving and singing to the women present with him on the stage. You believe that he loves all three of his Leonoras, his Minnie, his Elisabetta, Lola, Manon and so on. His diction is wonderfully clear and his phrases never lose their thread. He is always himself. His music is always informed by his intelligence.
I should do a wish list. He is the best ever in Carmen, Werther and maybe La Fanciulla del West.