Jonas Kaufmann y Plácido Domingo junto al Coro y Orquesta del Teatro Real de Madrid en Peralada

The Choir and Orchestra Holders of the Teatro Real de Madrid accompanied Jonas Kaufmann on his return to the Peralada Festival. On the following night, together with Plácido Domingo and Ermonela Jaho, they performed a concert version of Massenet’s classic, Thäis.

Jonas Kaufmann devastated in his return to the famed Festival in a return long awaited by his followers. Accompanied by the Orchestra of the Teatro Real of Madrid, under the direction of the conductor Jochen Rieder, the performance stood out for its vocal quality in the performances. Distinguished by the European press as ‘the king of tenors’, German connoisseurs consider him the most important German tenor since Fritz Wunderlich. Today was the third time that the tenor has returned to the Festival after his remembered successes of the 2012 and 2014 editions. In this reencounter with the public of Peralada he presented his best French and Wagnerian repertoire.
On the following day, voices of luxury and an impeccable musical interpretation of Plácido Domingo and Ermonela Jaho starring the opera by Jules Massenet Thäis, in concert version. It is the first time that this opera is represented at the Festival, accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra Holders of the Teatro Real of Madrid, directed by Patrick Fournillier.
The legendary, Plácido Domingo, played with great strength and theatrical personality his role as monk Athanaël, defeated by the charms of the courtesan Thaïs, role played by Ermonela Jaho who again fell in love with the public of Peralada. One of the brilliant moments and expected by the public was when the famous Meditation, the interlude for solo violin and orchestra that divides the opera in two and marks the spiritual conversion of the protagonist.
Highlighted the intervention of the Principal Choir of the Teatro Real de Madrid, since 2010. He is currently directed by Andrés Maspero. In the presentation with Jonas Kaufmann and in Thaïs, the music was given by the Teatro Real Orchestra, who managed to sound the notes impeccably.