A SPECIAL screening is coming to Vue Barrow in March.

My Vienna by Jonas Kaufmann is being screened in cinemas nationwide for one night only on Tuesday, March 24.

Reputed to be the world’s greatest tenor, Jonas is respected worldwide for his operatic tones. He returns to Vienna in a deeply personal tribute to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta.

Filmed live at the magical Wiener Konzerthaus, he brings to the stage a musical spectacular like no other featuring popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wiener Blut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus many of the classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna.

Performing with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Riederand, Jonas Kaufmann is also joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen

As well as paying homage to Viennese music on stage, My Vienna will see Kaufmann visit stunning areas of the Austrian capital, such as the Wiener Prater, the taverns of Grinzing and the Viennese Central Cemetery to explore the culture and pride of the Viennese people, and discover the city’s historic connection to operetta melodies.

Kaufmann inherited his love of Vienna from his grandparents, spending many happy years of his youth on their farm in the Austrian alps. While his grandfather had a passion for the dramatic operas of Wagner, his grandmother had a love of Johann Strauss and Robert Stoltz. “The music always put me in a good mood”, he recalls. “When I had unlikeable things to do as a student, like cleaning or vacuuming, all I had to do was play Carlos Kleiber’s Fledermaus recording, and in no time at all I had a grin on my face.”

As well as his performances on stage, Kaufmann has released over 20 studio albums, with three achieving hit status in the top 10 of the German album charts.

The screening lasts 90 minutes. Tickets are available via www.jonaskaufmannmyvienna.com