Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Jonas Kaufman & The Student Prince

I was talking with my friend Jamison tonight about my wonderful memories in Heidelberg (where I grew up), and what I great experience I had singing in the Student Prince. I told him about the two tenors that sang the role of the Prince, and how one of them was a great actor and the other had an incredible voice. Then it dawned on me that in my memory one of them (the one with such an amazing voice) looked a lot like Jonas Kaufman, one of my favorite tenors. I looked up his biography and much to my surprise, it WAS Jonas Kaufman.

So...I already sang with Jonas Kaufman!! I rehearsed with him every day for a couple of months, and remember enjoying that time immensely. What a fun realization!

I just looked on YouTube, and found a video of him singing the Student Prince with Dawn (our soprano) in the courtyard of the castle right where we performed it. These are the original costumes and everything (I wore the exact style and color he is wearing in the video). I was swept with all kinds of emotion from all of the memories. Here is the video:



It surely is a small world.

1 comment:

Diane said...

The Student prince has always been a favorite of mine. I've visited Heidelberg, but not in August when the show is usually performed in the castle. It's on my "to do" list. In the meantime, Mario Lanza's CD of the show is real fine!

Diane