Jonas Kaufmann tenor art opera books

This book is a treasure! Highly recommended for Kaufmann lovers, opera lovers and art lovers! “

Simon Parris Opera Critic Melbourne Australia 

 

“This is a truly beautiful book, a sensitive book, a book full of love for opera. It delicately intertwines the most tender poetry with some quite ravishing paintings. Well done Cathie Hubert, what a fantastic way to honour the incredible voice of Jonas Kaufmann.”


Neil del Strother, author London

 

 “J'admire la manière dont vous avez fait transparaître dans son visage, la lumière qu'il irradie et la passion qui l’habite. Encore merci pour votre magnifique travail.”

MF Aurousseau Art curator Cannes France

 

“I showed it to Claus,my husband, and his first reaction was: what a quality! He really thought both the paper quality as well as the quality of the drawings and the whole design and content are outstanding. And so think I. Very well done!

Steffi Pusch Photographer Berlin Germany

 

"It's a magical little book. The beautiful artwork is exquisitely complimented by the poetry inspired by the operas performed by Jonas Kaufmann. Very special."

Emma Joel Finance manager London

 

"This little jewel box of art work" is so beautiful and seems so delicate. I love the 2 golden pages wrapping the others even more precious!Beautiful colours and poems, you are a very sensitive artist."

Eliane Staub France 

 

"I received your book today!
It is so nice. I love it
I like the small format and the paintings are beautiful!
Thank you!"

Efi Kokkinaki artist  Greece.

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of what people say 

 

 

 

 

" Your book of paintings and writings on Opera is deeply moving, I had to translate the poems  and read them to my poetry group, here they are " 

 

Vanessa Woolf English poet. 

"If you love opera,if you love art and if you love books ...you will love this book. Beautifully produced,it is a testament to passion: passion for music, passion for words, passion for art. The paintings and poems "duets" reflect the remarkable emotional range of Jonas Kaufmann's voice." Gil Kaye book reviewer, London.

"Hi Cathie, just received your lovely book. A charming, fervent tribute to the exceptional tenor. Really delightful".

Sheila Browne New York

“J'ai reçu votre livre ,mais peut on parler de livre quand il s'agit d'une véritable oeuvre d'art! C'est magnifique vous avez vous aussi un talent hors norme et êtes une véritable artiste."

Hélène Michel Médecin anesthésiste Marseille.

 

" Le talent et la passion de Cathie Hubert sont indéniables, elle sait saisir dans son Art toutes les nuances de l'âme du ténor" 

Sabine Martin France.

"It is a book of great refinement and delicacy. There are few authors who can match the talent of  Cathie Hubert. She paints and also writes poetry, and performs both with an unusual sensitivity. Her object of concern is the art of the great tenor Jonas Kaufmann; an art that is made of shades and chiaroscuri, which Cathie Hubert captures very well. It is observed in the work of Cathie Hubert a knowledge of the dream and psychic matter of the vocal art of Jonas Kaufmann. A knowledge that delivers through her verses and her pictorial work. It is a beautiful book and a very unusual artistic product. Something truly extraordinary." 


Juan Antonio Munoz chief editor opera in " El Mercurio" Chile

“Après le feu d’artifice des couleurs et des sentiments, inondé de soleil, taché de lumières, de « Mon âme a reconnu votre âme »,  voilà que Jonas au travers de Cathie, passe de la lumière à l’ombre, du jour au clair obscur.

 

Ce ne sont plus les opéras qui créent l’inspiration, mais une voie plus personnelle, plus profonde, au delà des roles.

 

Le trait aussi est plus présent, c’est Jonas lui-même qui nait du dessin, c’est son regard  qui nous transmet toutes ses émotions, ses lèvres sont à peine ouvertes, et puis son regard va se perdre dans une page grise…une page non encore écrite.

Les textes de Cathie collent au réel, elle s’approche de Jonas, puis elle s’écarte sur un ultime souhait : « que jamais ne t’atteigne le sombre de la nuit ».

Deux livres, deux éclairages pour une seule voix aux multiples facettes.”

 

Marie Conte  Paris

"This book by French artist Cathie Hubert should be cherished by all opera lovers. Cathie Hubert has an unbelievable talent for capturing the emotions and intensity communicated by tenor Jonas Kaufmann and his divine voice during his recitals and opera performances. It is all in the paintings and poems of the little secret and precious book"
Anne Marquis Mauritius , opera lover
"Très joli petit livre qui commente poétiquement les différents opéras chantés par le plus grand ténor actuel JONAS KAUFMANN - l'oeuvre de Cathie HUBERT et celle de JONAS KAUFMANN se marient si bien - trop de beauté"
Annick Balard, Paris 
"This charming little book is a 'must have' for all Jonas Kaufmann fans. Cathie Hubert has managed to convey in poetry and artwork the power, passion and romance of this great artist. If you have heard Kaufmann or seen him perform you will find this book captures the intensity and sensitivity of his performance and helps to recapture the essence of the moment. If you have not yet had the good fortune to hear him this book may urge you to buy a ticket!"
Mrs A Mills London.

La source de son inspiration est la voix divine d’un "passeur de lumière". "Il nous emporte, nous enlève, nous laisse sidérés et toujours au regret de ne pas pouvoir retenir ses visions, ses merveilles". Lyrisme et poésie d’une artiste qui exprime sa passion dans une constellation de mots et d'images, nobles traces destinées à revenir vers son inspirateur et effleurer son âme.

Espace Lyrique Oct 2017  à propos des livres de Cathie Hubert