By Francisco Salazar
Jonas Kaufmann has been awarded the Bayerischer Verfassungsorden.
The tenor was awarded the prize by the Bavarian Parliament and its President, Ilse Aigner of the State Parliament. The tenor received the achievement for his outstanding contribution to cultural life in Bavaria.
Journalist Eberhard Schellenberger was also awarded the prize for his work at BR Franken.
Kaufmann recently finished a run of “Peter Grimes” at the Bayerische Staatsoper and is set to perform “La Fanciulla del West” in Munich. The tenor is also set to perform at the Wiener Staatsoper in productions of “Andrea Chenier” and “Aida.” He is also set to perform at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli and Opera de Monte Carlo.