He is such a smart singer, both in the way he approaches each role, and in the way he manages his career.
My favorite quote from this article:
MO: What would be the one important thing you would want to transmit to a student?
JK: The most important thing is never to imitate. Always try to find your own voice, your own sound, your own instrument, because that’s the most reliable instrument. Every other instrument that you pretend to have will break sooner or later. This is the most critical process, but once you have found that, then it’s only a matter of proper training to get the right confidence…
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann talks about his repertoire, his attitudes toward new productions, and the challengers of his career. Very in-depth, and you’ll fall for him all over again.