Don´t be sad my friend. That´s the power of the music, it makes you feel happy or melancholic , depending of the moment. But think that is momentary. As psychologist you know this better than me.
P.S. your new photo remembers me Freud :-)
Peter, that´s the voice of a dramatic tenor, something between the baritone and the lyric tenor. In Kaufmann´s case, his voice is a bit more dense and thick, than others, but he achieves the high notes of a lyric tenor easily. By the way, Placido Domingo did the same. Give a look in the other voices in my post IV (Jon Vickers, Siegfried Jerusalem) and you'll see what I´m saying.
Hi, Peter. Yes, I know Jonas Kaufmann, a great dramatic tenor and a contemporary big star. In my post number IV-Os tenores: o tenor dramático (IV-the tenors: the dramatic tenor), you can see him singing the "flower aria" from Carmen. Amazing voice and interpretation.
What news, my friend? Everything ok? There are some interesting things in my blog, I guess...Give it a look and enjoy the "castrati" and the "countertenors" . Any doubt, ask me about it. I miss your comments. :-)
Peter, I sent you a message this morning. I don't know why the message doesn't appear in your page. So, I send it again. I said that Nabucco is a wonderful opera and deserves to be heard as if it were being play live. Why don't you hear the opera in headphones? The neighbors will not complain. :)
Hi Peter! I went to Gent as a tourist, for a weekend with my girlfriend. She is dutch. In my next visits to Europe, I hope to know much more of your beautiful country. The belgium people is very kind, very friendly (maybe because of the beer...I don't know...hahaha).
So, I know Brugge, Antuérpia (how do you say it in English? It`s Anwers, I think, I forgot).
Nice to have you as a friend. Tell me the news. Do you know Brasil?
Your brazilian friend,
Hi Peter! Sou jornalista, e criei o grupo "La Pátria Grande", nesta comunidade, para trocarmos idéias sobre Cultura em geral, política, viagens e tudo que se relacione aos países da nossa América Latina. Caso compartilhe desses interesses, convido- a participar. Um abraço.
PS - I visited Gent one year ago, more or less. It`s a wonderful city!