Superstar Singer Jonas Kaufman Begs Fans Not to Buy His New CD

Jonas Kaufmann Decca Puccini Sony Cover

German operatic tenor Jonas Kaufmann has taken the unusual step of telling his Facebook followers not to buy his upcoming release on Decca Classics: 'Jonas Kaufmann – The Age of Puccini.'

“Please do not let yourselves be deceived by the Decca release,' the 46 year old has said on social media, “... I was not consulted in its making, this has been done without my knowledge and approval."

Kaufmann goes on to say the Decca disc contains only three Puccini arias – all which were recorded between 5 and 8 years ago.

“The 'real' Puccini album, which I recorded with Antonio Pappano in Rome in Autumn last year is titled 'Nessun dorma' and will be released on Sony in the middle of September,” he has asserted.