The Verein zur Förderung der Klassischen Musik has announced this year’s OPUS KLASSIK-award winners. Jonas Kaufmann won in the category »Bestseller of the Year«.

The 2018 concert at Waldbühne Berlin with Jonas Kaufmann, Anita Rachvelishvili and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under the baton of Jochen Rieder was released on CD and DVD/Blu-ray and was nominated in four categories.

The awarding takes place on Sunday 13 October 2019 at Konzerthaus Berlin and will be televised on ZDF on the same day from 22:15.

Matthias Spindler (Compofactur), who was involved in this release as Musical Consultant and Music Copyist is very happy for the winner: Champagne & Chapeau!

Jonas Kaufmann – An Italian Night

Composers: G. D’Anzi · C.A. Bixio · S. Cardillo [D. Carolli] · E. de Curtis · L. Dalla · G.M. Ferilli · S. Gastaldon · R. Leoncavallo · P. Mascagni · D. Modugno · R. Musumarra · N. Rota · E. Tagliaferri & N. Valente
Arrangers: Erich Becht · Giancarlo Chiaramello · Nicholas Dodd · Lee Holdridge · Nikoloz Rachveli · Michael Rot · Andreas N. Tarkmann · Stefano Tomaselli
Tenor: Jonas Kaufmann
Mezzo-Soprano: Anita Rachvelishvili
Orchestra: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Conductor: Jochen Rieder

2018 Sony Classical
1CD |D|D|D| 90758 79332 0
Int. Release Date: 09/2018
N.B.: Musical Consultant · Music Copyist
2019 — OPUS KLASSIK »Bestseller of the Year«
2018 — Gfk Entertainment Top 20 Klassik Charts #1 (Germany)
2018 — Top Albums Classique #4 (France)
2018 — Official Classical Artist Albums Chart Top 50 #4 (Great Britain)