On the 14th June German tenor Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala Milan, the home of Italian opera, for one of the most highly anticipated performances of 2015. The concert made national news in Italy and following five encores and 40mins of applause audiences were still left wanting more.
This legendary performance is now the focus of a new concert film directed by Brian Large and produced by Arts Alliance. Cinema audiences worldwide will experience this unforgettable event, and be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini – the man, the musician, the superstar – narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage.
Puccini’s operas include some of the most well-known melodies in classical music, and his popularity amongst opera fans and novices alike is a testament to his enduring appeal.