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Meet Your Newest Crush: Jonas Kaufmann

He is probably the hottest opera singer in the world, and he will both sing and smoulder his way into your heart.

1. This is Jonas Kaufmann

He is from Munich, Germany

2. He is a lyric spinto tenor

He’s become most famous for his roles in Die Walkurie (Wagner) Tosca (Puccini) and Carmen (Bizet)

3. His voice is beautiful (as is his face)

“’A voice as soft as wild honey dripping from a tree’– Kipling describing Bagheera, the black panther in The Jungle Book; it could equally be applied to Kaufmann, whose baritonal timbre and almost smoky half tones make his Siegmund intensely masculine.”

Mark Pullinger, opera britannia

wild honey? black panther? smoky? intensely masculine? Say no more.

4. Listen to him sing!

Video available at: http://youtu.be/lKWZqhtWNGQ.

Yep, definitely wild honey intensely masculine smoky loveliness

5. Right now, he’s in Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera

He’s playing the title role in this Wagnerian opera

6. And, he’s great in it (of course)

nytimes.com / Via http://metropolitan%20opera

“At 43 Mr. Kaufmann is in his glory, equally adept in German, Italian and French repertory. Handsome and limber, he is a natural onstage. The baritonal colorings of his sound, his clarion top notes, the blend of virility and tenderness in his singing, his refined musicianship — all these strengths come together in his distinctive Parsifal.”

Anthony Tommasin (NYTimes)

GET IT JONAS

7. He can really rock a tuxedo

8. He knows how to make a sweater sexy

9. And, he somehow always looks wonderful while singing

Which is an incredibly hard, unnatural thing to do and proves that he is probably some kind of supermodel angel sent to woo us all.

10. He’s a Grammy Winner

The iMet’s production of Wagner’s “The Ring Cycle” won the grammy for best opera recording of the year. Jonas is featured as Siegmund on the album!!

11. He has his own day

After a concert in Phoenix, AZ, both the Mayor of Phoenix Greg Stanton and Arizona Governor Janice Kay Brewer declared February 24th “Jonas Kaufmann Day”

12. He recently released an album entitled ‘Wagner’

He decided to record it to honor Wagner’s 200th anniversary in 2013. It is his 6th solo album, though he has been featured on many more. ‘Wagner’ has climbed the itunes classical charts and is currently no. 1 in the UK!

13. Aside from all this, he’s humble

“Most people who write about me claim that I’ve always been a successful artist, but in actual fact it was long doubtful whether I would study singing at all, and later on there was no real success on my horizon.”

OH JONAS, YOU MAKE MY HEAD SWIM

14. He’s a Rolex model

Proving once and for all that his good looks are timeless

15. He’s graced the pages of Vogue

He was featured in May 2012’s Vogue in an article entitled “Lord of the Ring: Jonas Kaufmann.” The article focused on his role in the Met’s production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, and included photographs by Norman Jean Ray. He was also mentioned in December 2011’s magazine for his performance in Faust.

16. Look at him WORK that armor

vogue.com / Via http://tumblr

Norman Jean Ray, you did good

17. He is undeniably attractive and extremely talented

Pondering the deepest mysteries of life

18. But his best feature has to be…

Young Jonas! So cute!

19. That Hair

It’s actually perfect.

20. Oh god, that hair

So voluminous.

21. Yes.

Keep running your fingers through it Jonas

22. Wow.

It doesn’t get much better than that, folks.

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