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Relaxed Power

Jonas Kaufmann is at the top of his game and enjoying his success — but he won't let anybody push him too fast or too far. What is it like to be everybody's favorite tenor? OUSSAMA ZAHR finds out.

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As Siegmund in Die Walküre at the Met, 2011
© Beth Bergman 2011
Jonas Kaufmann appears to be a man blessed with an entirely unfair set of gifts. There are, of course, the movie-star looks and the leading-man presence, the lion's mane of curls and the brooding glan...

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