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Tenor Jonathan Kaufman possesses a voice of entrancing power, beauty, and finesse, which he employs with considerable technique and musicianship. Hailed for his portrayal of Pinkerton in Winter Opera St. Louis’ production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, “Tenor Jonathan Kaufman, as Pinkerton, has a voice so grand--even heroic--that there are many times when, lost in the glory of that voice, we quite forget what a cad the Lieutenant is. Superb!” Steve Callahan of Broadway World makes it clear why Kaufman is quickly ascending the ranks as one of the greatest tenors of his generation.

This season, Kaufman rejoins Opera Carolina for their productions of Cavalleria rusticana and Madama Butterfly as Turiddu and Pinkerton, respectively. Further lead roles include Don Jose in Opera Western Reserve’s Carmen and Rodolfo in La bohème with Opera Grand Rapids. Future seasons will see Kaufman’s role débuts as the title role in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Canio in Pagliacci. [read more...]


“... Kaufman was a true find…” – Opera News

Madama Butterfly – “Tenor Jonathan Kaufman was a true find. Kaufman displayed a fine technique along with a bright and gleaming sound – perfectly suited to Puccini’s vocal writing. Kaufman effectively conveyed Pinkerton’s bravado during Act I, and his tragic remorse at the end."


"...reminiscent of Luciano Pavarotti.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Madama Butterfly –  “Kaufman, with his girth and great skill at long-held high notes, is reminiscent of Luciano Pavarotti.”


"...Kaufman was a Malcolm whose singing was worthy of the crown won by his valor.” – Voix-des-Arts

Macbeth – “…Opera Carolina had in Jonathan Kaufman a Malcolm who was anything but a conventional secondo uomo. Kaufman’s lustrous timbre gave Malcolm’s lines in the Act One sextet and finale welcome muscle, and his vocalism in the scene with Macduff in Act Four was fittingly heroic. Ascents above the stave were handled with assurance that echoed the character’s rightful authority. Regaining the power usurped by Macbeth, Kaufman was a Malcolm whose singing was worthy of the crown won by his valor.”


“…[sung] beautifully and provide[d] solid characterization.” – HEC Media

Madama Butterfly – “…[sung] beautifully and provide[d] solid characterization.” “Jonathan Kaufman embodies Pinkerton’s brashness in the first act and his remorse in the third.”


"A clear, true tenor voice." – LancasterOnline

The Light in the Piazza – "As for Jonathan Kaufman, he was endearing as the love-struck, unsophisticated Fabrizio singing out his feelings in a clear, true tenor voice."


“Kaufman’s voice encompassed me and reached my core,..." – Writing Dailey

Found in Translation: A Dramatic Opera Experience –  “Kaufman’s voice encompassed me and reached my core, where inspiration and creativity thrive. The sound beckoned me to act, feel, and follow my own passions with deepened commitment.”


Adrienne Boris

Agent | Classical & Concert

Elliot Brown

Agent | Classical & Artist Promotion

Lisa Bremer 

Operations & Finance Manager

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