German opera tenor Jonas Kaufmann is best known for his versatility. Born to music lover parents, he grew up listening to his father’s collection of classical music. Dropping out of a math course in university, he opted for music instead. He is best known for his performance in Don Carlos.
Joseph Schmidt was a Romanian and Austro-Hungarian Jewish actor and tenor. At the peak of his career, Schmidt came up with several best-selling recordings. His records were sold in many European countries and also in the English-speaking world. As an actor, Schmidt played important roles in films like My Song Goes Round the World and A Star Fell from Heaven.
German-born American opera singer Elisabeth Schumann who was known for her lieder performances. She performed at iconic venues such as the Hamburg Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and Covent Garden. She is perhaps best remembered for her role of Sophie in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. She later taught at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute.