"It's so important to keep what you do fresh, interesting and new" says Jonas Kaufmann about his debut as Don Carlo which starts soon at the Royal Opera House. "I want to do this job for forty years or more and the wider the repertoire, the easier it is to do that. If you do the same roles, or even the same composer, it's boring. And also dangerous. It means you're not challenging or controlling yourself. It becomes automatic and you start making mistakes."
Read the full interview with Simon Thomas. It's very good. As Simon says, it's unusual to have a German tenor sing Italian (other than Mozart) which makes Kaufmann's Don Carlos even more interesting. They discuss the part and Kaufmann bursts into song to illustrate !