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hello this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers — the headlines. the family of 12—year—old archie battersbee confirm he has died after his life support was withdrawn. conservative leadership contenders set out their approaches to dealing with the economic downturn forecast
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and i want to share my passion with you. so i'm on a mission to find out how opera is making itself fit for the future. this time i'm meeting some of the top creatives who make sure staying at the top is not easy. to aet staying at the top is not easy. to net to
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staying at the top is not easy. trr get to the top is not so difficult, but to stay there, this is really hard. are the sacrifices worth it? the moment it all falls into place and you are at a position you have hardly ever dreamt of it so much of a payback that everything, all the work you have done before seems to be minimal. let me take you to the opera.
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i have come to the opera house in his hometown of to find out more about his meteoric rise to global fame. the bavarian state opera house is where he began his career and tickets are always snapped up for his performances.
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during intervals, they do a brisk trade. which single artist do you sell them as dvds of? the trade. which single artist do you sell them as dvds of?— trade. which single artist do you sell them as dvds of? the best is jonas kaufmann _ sell them as dvds of? the best is jonas kaufmann in _ sell them as dvds of? the best is jonas kaufmann in munich - sell them as dvds of? the best is jonas kaufmann in munich and - sell them as dvds of? the best is. jonas kaufmann in munich and also sell them as dvds of? the best is - jonas kaufmann in munich and also in jonas kaufmann in munich and also in general. visitors of this opera house fall in love to this born in munich singer, jonas kaufmann. the munich singer, jonas kaufmann. the aeneral munich singer, jonas kaufmann. the general manager of the bavarian state opera explains his appeal. the house, state opera explains his appeal. tue house, whenever state opera explains his appeal. he house, whenever he state opera explains his appeal. ttj: house, whenever he comes is packed,
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it is one of the first performances to be sold out. we have to live the orchestra pit and put seats. recently in every cycle he had to serve five encores and they wouldn't stop. ihis serve five encores and they wouldn't sto -. , . ., ., serve five encores and they wouldn't sto. , ., ., ., serve five encores and they wouldn't sto. , . ., . stop. his international career took off in 2006 _ stop. his international career took off in 2006 when _ stop. his international career took off in 2006 when he _ stop. his international career took off in 2006 when he is _ stop. his international career took off in 2006 when he is performed| off in 2006 when he is performed alongside the soprano in new york. he was flooded with offers. t alongside the soprano in new york. he was flooded with offers. i became what peeple — he was flooded with offers. i became what peeple call— he was flooded with offers. i became what peeple call a — he was flooded with offers. i became what people call a star _ he was flooded with offers. i became what people call a star and _ he was flooded with offers. i became what people call a star and with - what people call a star and with these performances alongside angela, that was a key moment where the international market noticed there is this guy they can't avoid any more for the future. but is this guy they can't avoid any more for the future.— is this guy they can't avoid any more for the future. but how did he start out? well, _ more for the future. but how did he start out? well, jonas _ more for the future. but how did he start out? well, jonas kaufmann i more for the future. but how did he | start out? well, jonas kaufmann was start out? well, jonas kaufmann was born in 1969 when germany was divided. his parents fled east
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germany in the 1950s. his father was an insurance broker, his mother a teacher and he grew up with his older sister. we meet at the bavarian state opera house where he first performed in his early career and he tells me how his passion for music was formed. t and he tells me how his passion for music was formed.— music was formed. i grew up in a family that _ music was formed. i grew up in a family that was _ music was formed. i grew up in a family that was fortunately, - family that was fortunately, extremely passionate with classical music and opera. everyone was playing an instrument. they all had subscriptions to various concert series and opera performances, theatre and everything. what i luckily was in a good position to see all the great artists that pass through munich and the various houses here and classical music was on either the radio, tape or records all day long. i really soaked it up
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like a sponge. so all day long. i really soaked it up like a sponge-— like a sponge. so classical music was our like a sponge. so classical music was your normal, _ like a sponge. so classical music was your normal, but _ like a sponge. so classical music was your normal, but when - like a sponge. so classical music was your normal, but when did l like a sponge. so classical music. was your normal, but when did you fall in love with opera? tar was your normal, but when did you fall in love with opera?— fall in love with opera? for the very first _ fall in love with opera? for the very first time _ fall in love with opera? for the very first time in _ fall in love with opera? for the very first time in this _ fall in love with opera? for the very first time in this house, . fall in love with opera? for the l very first time in this house, for the performance of madame butterfly, it was kind of an awakening for me. i couldn't believe what i saw, what i couldn't believe what i saw, what i heard. i was right there, in the middle. the centre behind the conduct went my very first so this performance. it was something so thrilling that i came home and i said, this is what i want to do. kaufmann trained as an opera singer at the academy of music in munich. over the years, i learned how to sing but i learned it in the way that the voice was not harmed may be, but stressed so much it was not a reliable instrument. and this is one of the absolute fundamental basis if you want to have a long and
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successful career, that this instrument is reliable. fortunately i found another teacher who turned the whole process upside down. haifa the whole process upside down. how difficult was — the whole process upside down. how difficult was it _ the whole process upside down. how difficult was it to _ the whole process upside down. how difficult was it to get to where you are, to train your voice to be as versatile and incredible as it is. it was a lot of training, it was a lot of waiting, hoping and suffering, maybe, too? the moment it all falls into place and you are at all falls into place and you are at a position you have hardly ever dreamt of is so much of a payback, that everything, all the work you have done before seems to be minimal. tt have done before seems to be minimal. . ., . ., have done before seems to be minimal. , . , ., ., , ., minimal. it is a beautiful opera house, minimal. it is a beautiful opera house. jonas. _ minimal. it is a beautiful opera house, jonas, what _ minimal. it is a beautiful opera house, jonas, what does - minimal. it is a beautiful opera house, jonas, what does it - minimal. it is a beautiful opera i house, jonas, what does it mean minimal. it is a beautiful opera - house, jonas, what does it mean to house, jonas, what does it mean to you performing here as a local boy? it is fantastic, obviously. i grew up it is fantastic, obviously. i grew up in the city, it was super glamorous event to be here. look at this, it is amazing. and to then be
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able to not only walk through here and afford the ticket, but to be the one people are queueing for, it is unbelievable.— one people are queueing for, it is unbelievable. kaufmann has to look after his voice _ unbelievable. kaufmann has to look after his voice and _ unbelievable. kaufmann has to look after his voice and tries _ unbelievable. kaufmann has to look after his voice and tries to - unbelievable. kaufmann has to look after his voice and tries to stay - after his voice and tries to stay healthy. t after his voice and tries to stay health . ., �* ., ., ., healthy. i don't have a general reci e. healthy. i don't have a general recie. i healthy. i don't have a general recipe- i do — healthy. i don't have a general recipe. i do some _ healthy. i don't have a general recipe. i do some warm - healthy. i don't have a general recipe. i do some warm up - healthy. i don't have a general - recipe. i do some warm up exercises, some yoga that i do every day and i do it also right before the performance because i believe the that only a body that is fit and awake can hold a healthy voice. if you only concentrate on the tiny vocal cords and all your effort goes through there, i think you are going to destroy the instrument and have no results whatsoever. if you run dry, it is a matter of seconds and your voice is gone. some people choose chewing gums, i have these little gummy bears that i put
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somewhere in my cheek, but something like that. ~ , ., ., , like that. while you are singing, ou ut a like that. while you are singing, you put a gummy _ like that. while you are singing, you put a gummy bear - like that. while you are singing, you put a gummy bear in - like that. while you are singing, you put a gummy bear in your. like that. while you are singing, - you put a gummy bear in your cheek? yes, only the small ones, the babies. ., . yes, only the small ones, the babies. ., , ., ., yes, only the small ones, the babies. ., ., , . , babies. that is one of the secrets of our babies. that is one of the secrets of your success? _ babies. that is one of the secrets of your success? but _ babies. that is one of the secrets of your success? but not - babies. that is one of the secrets of your success? but not beer, i babies. that is one of the secrets | of your success? but not beer, for which the germans are renowned? tbeer which the germans are renowned? beer is very important _ which the germans are renowned? e: is very important because after a performance you are extremely dehydrated and then there is nothing better than a beer. that dehydrated and then there is nothing better than a beer.— better than a beer. that is an excuse. yes. _ excuse. yes. laughter i excuse. yes. laughter. | whatever role he is in, jonas kaufmann dazzles. he is renowned for our vast range of performances in tosca, amongst many others. what is the secret of his success? that is
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what the next generation of opera stars want to know. so i have come to the tuscan coast in italy to meet the young singers who want to learn from kaufmann how to get to the very top as well as the pressures of remaining there. the academy was set up in 1984. he
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was music director of several opera houses, including the bavarian state opera in munich, germany read decades later the young kaufmann would get his performing break. he believed passionately in encouraging and mentoring exceptional young opera singers from all over the world. tt opera singers from all over the world. . . ., opera singers from all over the world. , , ., ., world. it is beautiful, though it one more _ world. it is beautiful, though it one more time _ world. it is beautiful, though it one more time and _ world. it is beautiful, though it one more time and be - world. it is beautiful, though it one more time and be even - world. it is beautiful, though it - one more time and be even longer on heaven _ one more time and be even longer on heaven. . . one more time and be even longer on heaven. , , . ., ., heaven. this is the director of the academy and _ heaven. this is the director of the academy and is — heaven. this is the director of the academy and is one _ heaven. this is the director of the academy and is one of— heaven. this is the director of the academy and is one of the - heaven. this is the director of the | academy and is one of the world's leading vocal coaches. taste academy and is one of the world's leading vocal coaches.— academy and is one of the world's leading vocal coaches. we have had some wonderful _ leading vocal coaches. we have had some wonderful singers _ leading vocal coaches. we have had some wonderful singers we - leading vocal coaches. we have had some wonderful singers we have i some wonderful singers we have nurtured — some wonderful singers we have nurtured and they have gone on to sin- nurtured and they have gone on to sing at _ nurtured and they have gone on to sing at all— nurtured and they have gone on to sing at all the great houses. angel is a tenor from _ sing at all the great houses. angel is a tenor from puerto _ sing at all the great houses. angel is a tenor from puerto rico - sing at all the great houses. angel is a tenor from puerto rico and - is a tenor from puerto rico and studied music in the united states.
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ifirst studied music in the united states. i first saw studied music in the united states. ifirst sanonas studied music in the united states. i first sanonas kaufmann studied music in the united states. ifirst sanonas kaufmann in studied music in the united states. i first sanonas kaufmann in a video— i first sanonas kaufmann in a video at— i first sanonas kaufmann in a video at the _ i first sanonas kaufmann in a video at the royal _ i first sanonas kaufmann in a video at the royal opera - i first sanonas kaufmann in a i video at the royal opera house production— video at the royal opera house production of— video at the royal opera house production of tosca. _ video at the royal opera house production of tosca. i - video at the royal opera house production of tosca. i had - video at the royal opera house production of tosca. i had no i video at the royal opera house . production of tosca. i had no idea what _ production of tosca. i had no idea what he _ production of tosca. i had no idea what he was — production of tosca. i had no idea what he was singing, _ production of tosca. i had no idea what he was singing, but- production of tosca. i had no idea what he was singing, but he - production of tosca. i had no idea| what he was singing, but he made production of tosca. i had no idea - what he was singing, but he made me feel so— what he was singing, but he made me feel so many— what he was singing, but he made me feel so many emotions. _ what he was singing, but he made me feel so many emotions. the _ what he was singing, but he made me feel so many emotions. the music- what he was singing, but he made me| feel so many emotions. the music and his voice _ feel so many emotions. the music and his voice just _ feel so many emotions. the music and his voice just took _ feel so many emotions. the music and his voice just took me _ feel so many emotions. the music and his voice just took me to _ feel so many emotions. the music and his voice just took me to a _ feel so many emotions. the music and his voice just took me to a place - his voice just took me to a place that i_ his voice just took me to a place that i wanted _ his voice just took me to a place that i wanted to _ his voice just took me to a place that i wanted to feel— his voice just took me to a place that i wanted to feel again, - his voice just took me to a place that i wanted to feel again, so l that i wanted to feel again, so that's— that i wanted to feel again, so that's why— that i wanted to feel again, so that's why i _ that i wanted to feel again, so that's why i study _ that i wanted to feel again, so that's why i study opera - that i wanted to feel again, so . that's why i study opera because that i wanted to feel again, so - that's why i study opera because of the passion — that's why i study opera because of the passion and _ that's why i study opera because of the passion and emotion _ that's why i study opera because of the passion and emotion i- that's why i study opera because of the passion and emotion i felt- that's why i study opera because of the passion and emotion i felt in. the passion and emotion i felt in his voice — the passion and emotion i felt in his voice. what _ the passion and emotion i felt in his voice. what i _ the passion and emotion i felt in his voice. what i had _ the passion and emotion i felt in his voice. what i had made - the passion and emotion i felt in his voice. what i had made the i the passion and emotion i felt in- his voice. what i had made the most about— his voice. what i had made the most aboutjonas — his voice. what i had made the most aboutjonas kaufmann _ his voice. what i had made the most about jonas kaufmann was _ his voice. what i had made the most about jonas kaufmann was his - his voice. what i had made the mostj about jonas kaufmann was his voice, his passion. — about jonas kaufmann was his voice, his passion. his _ about jonas kaufmann was his voice, his passion, his artistry, _ his passion, his artistry, everything _ his passion, his artistry, everything he _ his passion, his artistry, everything he brings- his passion, his artistry, l everything he brings when his passion, his artistry, - everything he brings when he is his passion, his artistry, _ everything he brings when he is on stage _ everything he brings when he is on stage is— everything he brings when he is on stage is so— everything he brings when he is on stage is so pure _ everything he brings when he is on stage is so pure. harar— everything he brings when he is on stage is so pure.— stage is so pure. how would you describe jonas _ stage is so pure. how would you describe jonas kaufmann" - stage is so pure. how would you describe jonas kaufmann" voice | stage is so pure. how would you i describe jonas kaufmann" voice in describejonas kaufmann" voice in the pantheon of tenors? tt is the pantheon of tenors? it is extremely — the pantheon of tenors? it is extremely rare _ the pantheon of tenors? it is extremely rare to _ the pantheon of tenors? it is extremely rare to find - the pantheon of tenors? it is extremely rare to find a - the pantheon of tenors? it is extremely rare to find a voice like jonas— extremely rare to find a voice like jonas kaufmann. when a person has put in _ jonas kaufmann. when a person has put in the _ jonas kaufmann. when a person has put in the kind of work to give him the longevity but also this expressive quality in whatever they choose _ expressive quality in whatever they choose to _ expressive quality in whatever they choose to sing, the dramatic quality is compelling. this
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choose to sing, the dramatic quality is compelling-— is compelling. this armenian tenor is compelling. this armenian tenor is also a great _ is compelling. this armenian tenor is also a great admirer— is compelling. this armenian tenor is also a great admirer of— is compelling. this armenian tenor i is also a great admirer of kaufmann. if i meetjonas kaufmann, i will ask how to be like him. because you can sayjonas kaufmann, everyone around you, if you are speaking about taste, about an extraordinary voice, about talent, about, of course, attractiveness.— about talent, about, of course, attractiveness. what advice would ou rive attractiveness. what advice would you give to _ attractiveness. what advice would you give to young _ attractiveness. what advice would you give to young opera _ attractiveness. what advice would you give to young opera singers . attractiveness. what advice would i you give to young opera singers who are embarking on a great career? tt are embarking on a great career? tt is always difficult to give general advice. of course, the first advice may be is listen to yourself because you need to be satisfied with what you need to be satisfied with what you are doing, but you need to be very critical to yourself, because no one at the beginning will believe
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you, probably all believe in you as much as you do. later on, no one will tell you if you are doing something wrong. the second, you have to burn for it. if you burn for such a thing, if you have this passion, you have to do it. it is a tough world and i am sure there are a lot of great talents out there, but unfortunately many of these talents never make it because they get the wrong advice or they are not discovered by the right person to be guided in the right way and the talent is burned within a couple of years. talent is burned within a couple of ears. ~ ., talent is burned within a couple of ears. . . ., i. talent is burned within a couple of ears. . . ., , years. what would you say is the secret of your — years. what would you say is the secret of your phenomenal- years. what would you say is the i secret of your phenomenal success, jonas? secret of your phenomenal success, jonas? ., . , secret of your phenomenal success, jonas? . ,, . , secret of your phenomenal success, jonas? . _ ., , ., jonas? the easy answer to the ruestion jonas? the easy answer to the question of — jonas? the easy answer to the question of the _ jonas? the easy answer to the question of the secret - jonas? the easy answer to the question of the secret of i jonas? the easy answer to the question of the secret of my . jonas? the easy answer to the i question of the secret of my success is, there are not that many. i would love to have more competition and especially the number of tenors is going down. stability is maybe one of the reasons. i keep that quality and i have kept it now for quite a
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while. forat least, and i have kept it now for quite a while. for at least, let's and i have kept it now for quite a while. forat least, let's say 15 years. and there is a certain guarantee with a performance with kaufmann, you can expect. iloathed guarantee with a performance with kaufmann, you can expect. what about the sacrifices — kaufmann, you can expect. what about the sacrifices you _ kaufmann, you can expect. what about the sacrifices you have _ kaufmann, you can expect. what about the sacrifices you have had _ kaufmann, you can expect. what about the sacrifices you have had to - kaufmann, you can expect. what about the sacrifices you have had to make i the sacrifices you have had to make along the way to get to the top of an opera career such as yours? there are a lot of — an opera career such as yours? there are a lot of things _ an opera career such as yours? there are a lot of things you _ an opera career such as yours? there are a lot of things you have _ an opera career such as yours? there are a lot of things you have to - an opera career such as yours? tj-, are a lot of things you have to give up. i don't want to say you don't see your children grow up, but there are these moments when you really, really want to be there. whether it is a play they are playing all the first day at a new school and you want to be there when they come home and talk about it. because, you hear from it second hand or maybe a video, orsomething. it is from it second hand or maybe a video, or something. it is not the same and it is not the same also for them. i am sure there are people who want to swap with me so i shouldn't complain too much.— complain too much. thomas is kaufmann's — complain too much. thomas is kaufmann's official _ complain too much. thomas is kaufmann's official biographer| complain too much. thomas is i
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kaufmann's official biographer and also his media manager and close friend. , ., . ., friend. even in the same production he will never _ friend. even in the same production he will never give _ friend. even in the same production he will never give the _ friend. even in the same production he will never give the same - he will never give the same performance twice, because it is all different _ performance twice, because it is all different. of course, he always looks _ different. of course, he always looks to — different. of course, he always looks to refuel the battery some days, _ looks to refuel the battery some days, but — looks to refuel the battery some days, but sometimes i wish he would stop for— days, but sometimes i wish he would stop for more than two weeks, let's say a _ stop for more than two weeks, let's say a month— stop for more than two weeks, let's say a month without doing anything to he _ say a month without doing anything to be ready for the next season. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't _ sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't it— sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. it depends on the planning. how does _ doesn't. it depends on the planning. how does he deal with having to cancel performances when people have bought tickets and they want to see him? , . . bought tickets and they want to see him? , , , , ., , ., bought tickets and they want to see him? i, ,, ., ., him? oh, yes, this is really a hard thin if him? oh, yes, this is really a hard thing if he — him? oh, yes, this is really a hard thing if he has _ him? oh, yes, this is really a hard thing if he has to _ him? oh, yes, this is really a hard thing if he has to cancel— him? oh, yes, this is really a hard thing if he has to cancel because l him? oh, yes, this is really a hard| thing if he has to cancel because of illness _ thing if he has to cancel because of illness and — thing if he has to cancel because of illness. and on the social media there _ illness. and on the social media there are — illness. and on the social media there are many, many voices of people — there are many, many voices of people who are very disappointed. every— people who are very disappointed. every cancellation is always a
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problem and it is something you don't want to do easily. i totally understand the frustration, what i don't understand, why buy a ticket for chelsea and then your favourite player isn't playing. you cannot get the money for your ticket back, you will see the same game, but it may be a different result. in opera, it is a different story, they cannot believe opera singers can be sick and had problems with the health and therefore unable to sing. on the other hand, it shows me that it seems to be something extra terrestrial, something not human, what we are doing. that is why people don't believe we are human beings and this gift that we have can easily be destroyed.
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so, regular audiences may be disappointed when their favourite singers cancel, but how do you attract such passion for opera amongst younger people? t attract such passion for opera amongst younger people? i know ounrer amongst younger people? i know younger people — amongst younger people? i know younger people love _ amongst younger people? i know younger people love modern i amongst younger people? i know i younger people love modern things, they would never go to the opera to find modernity. they would go to the
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opera to find fantasy, to find the past, to dream away from a difficult life that they are in. so past, to dream away from a difficult life that they are in.— life that they are in. so keep the o era life that they are in. so keep the opera traditional, _ life that they are in. so keep the opera traditional, don't - life that they are in. so keep the opera traditional, don't try i life that they are in. so keep the opera traditional, don't try to i opera traditional, don't try to reinvent it in a modern way and you feel that will maintain and spread its appeal? feel that will maintain and spread itsaueal? j , ., its appeal? absolutely. people are entertained _ its appeal? absolutely. people are entertained and _ its appeal? absolutely. people are entertained and are _ its appeal? absolutely. people are entertained and are drawn - its appeal? absolutely. people are entertained and are drawn into i its appeal? absolutely. people are | entertained and are drawn into this wonderful, magicalworld. share entertained and are drawn into this wonderful, magical world.- wonderful, magical world. are you worried? i — wonderful, magical world. are you worried? i am _ wonderful, magical world. are you worried? i am worried, _ wonderful, magical world. are you worried? i am worried, everyone l worried? i am worried, everyone wants to do _ worried? i am worried, everyone wants to do something _ worried? i am worried, everyone wants to do something new. i worried? i am worried, everyone l wants to do something new. music means that it not only entertains us, but it resonates somewhere within us and it can only resonate if it has a certain beauty. the more you go away from these rules and recipes, for several centuries it did work well, the more complicated
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this music becomes. jonas kaufmann is extremely important for opera today and opera tomorrow _ important for opera today and opera tomorrow. somehow he makes it relevant, — tomorrow. somehow he makes it relevant, he gives it kind of actuality. _ relevant, he gives it kind of actuality, his personality, the way he brings— actuality, his personality, the way he brings it. he makes it that opera is not _ he brings it. he makes it that opera is not something about the past, there _ is not something about the past, there is— is not something about the past, there is no— is not something about the past, there is no nostalgia about the past. somehow he communicates nostalgia of the future.— past. somehow he communicates nostalgia of the future. jonas, what are our nostalgia of the future. jonas, what are your plans _ nostalgia of the future. jonas, what are your plans for— nostalgia of the future. jonas, what are your plans for the _ nostalgia of the future. jonas, what are your plans for the future? i nostalgia of the future. jonas, what are your plans for the future? have | are your plans for the future? have you done everything you want to do? pretty much, yes. the list is getting shorter and shorter. it is more of the same, but more of the same is quite a variety because the repertoire has been growing so big, whatever i take on, even if i have
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done it several times, it is certainly ages ago. that makes this whole thing very exciting and interesting and keeps me attracted to it. tt interesting and keeps me attracted to it. ., . . interesting and keeps me attracted to it. . , , . interesting and keeps me attracted to it. , ., ., interesting and keeps me attracted toit. , ., ., ,, to it. it has been a 'oy to spend time with h to it. it has been a 'oy to spend time with jonas i to it. it has been a 'oy to spend time with jonas in i to it. it has been a joy to spend time with jonas in munich. i i to it. it has been a joy to spend i time with jonas in munich. i even time withjonas in munich. i even managed to share the stage with him. this is a stage with which you are very familiar, jonas? tt this is a stage with which you are very familiar, jonas?_ very familiar, jonas? it is, absolutely. _ very familiar, jonas? it is, absolutely. what - very familiar, jonas? it is, absolutely. what is - very familiar, jonas? it is, absolutely. what is it i very familiar, jonas? it is, absolutely. what is it like | absolutely. what is it like performing _ absolutely. what is it like performing in _ absolutely. what is it like performing in your - absolutely. what is it like i performing in your hometown? absolutely. what is it like - performing in your hometown? it is fantastic, performing in your hometown? it is fantastic. a — performing in your hometown? tt 3 fantastic, a dream come true. imagine, you stand here and there is a crowd that she is and is asking for more. i don't have words to describe the feeling that you are the one who has chosen to stand there. it is amazing.
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being serenaded byjonas kaufmann, i have to say... you being serenaded by jonas kaufmann, i have to say- - -— have to say... you have 'ust been introduced — have to say... you have 'ust been introduced as i have to say... you have 'ust been introduced as my i have to say... you have just been introduced as my fiance. - have to say... you have just been introduced as my fiance. even i introduced as my fiance. even better. introduced as my fiance. even better- his — introduced as my fiance. even better. his standing _ introduced as my fiance. even better. his standing as - introduced as my fiance. even better. his standing as one i introduced as my fiance. even better. his standing as one ofj introduced as my fiance. even better. his standing as one of the greatest opera singers in history is secure. here, in his hometown of munich, audiences see him as the local boy turned opera legend. and he inspires a new generation of singers as well as his countless fans, including me, he will want to see him perform for many years to come. applause in the next episode, a young venezuelan conductor and why he is shaking up the world of opera and music.
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hello there. today has been a dry day across much of the uk. the second half of the weekend will continue in a similar vein. temperatures in the southeast were into the mid twenties more comfortable sort of temperatures in the blue skies and sunshine further north. it's been a little bit cooler. we've had more cloud, especially in scotland whilst it was dry here in north ayrshire in the afternoon. we have seen some rain in the far north of scotland and this is rainfall accumulation for the next five days. we have seen some rain in the far north of scotland and this is rainfall accumulation for the next five days. so most of the rain is in the north and west of scotland. but for england and wales and indeed much of northern ireland, it is going to be dry. now we're going to find some more rain into the night across northern scotland. the heavy rain moves through and we're left with dribs and drabs later on in western
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scotland. otherwise it's going to be dry, it's going to be clear a little bit cool by the end of the night in rural areas, 89 degrees, but milder in scotland where we've got the cloud and that breeze and the breeze will continue to bring in some pockets of rain and drizzle in western areas, eastern parts of scotland, drier and brighter and warmer to some sunshine at times in northern ireland and the far north of england. but generally for england and wales it is going to be another sunny day with light winds, it's going to feel warm. temperatures are rising up to 27 or 28 degrees in the south east of england and maybe up a degree or two in scotland and northern ireland for monday. we've still got the potential for some rain, but again it's the highlands and islands elsewhere dry lots of sunshine. the winds will be light, sea breezes likely, but inland temperatures continuing to rise, particularly across england and wales, close to 30 degrees by monday. and that's a trend that will continue those rising temperatures into next week, particularly for england and wales, where we're likely to have a heat wave. conditions developing by thursday. temperatures could be into the mid 30s, perhaps in the south east. temperatures are rising so quickly because it's still dry and the ground is very dry underneath that area of high pressure that will even push away
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any rain from the far north west of scotland by the middle of the week. so drying off in scotland, dry weather in the far north of england and also northern ireland. temperatures are going to rise here, but it's going to be hotter. further south across much of england and wales, those temperatures getting over 30 degrees once again by the middle part of the week, probably peaking on thursday or friday into the mid 30s in south east england.
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