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Rolando Villazón

Through his uniquely compelling performances with leading opera houses and orchestras around the world, Rolando Villazón has firmly established himself as one of the music world’s most critically acclaimed and beloved stars and as one of the leading tenors of our day. Heralded as “the most charming of today’s divos” (The Times) and “a great singer and brilliant entertainer, at once extremely funny and deeply profound” (Crescendo), Rolando Villazón is among the most versatile artists alive today, maintaining successful careers as a stage director, novelist, and TV personality next to his on-stage career. His singularly beautiful voice and arresting stage presence have prompted critics to hail him as “better than ever before…the sound of his voice is phenomenal…few tenors of such vocal power can shape such pianissimi” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and “his artistry as astonishing as ever, fusing sound, sense and gesture in an uncompromising quest for veracity” (The Guardian).

Latest News:

  • 17.10.2016 - Tenor Rolando Villazón to join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for annual Christmas concert--Deseret News

  • "Rolando Villazón will perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for its annual Christmas concerts which will be held in the Conference Center on Dec. 8-10 at 8 p.m. Villazón will also join the choir for the “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcast on Dec. 11. Villazón plans to bring his entire family to share in the experience. They will join the excess of 60,000 people...

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  • 10.10.2016 - Rolando Villazón: Stars von Morgen returns to ZDF and ARTE in November!

  • Presented by Rolando Villazón, Stars von Morgen returns to ZDF and ARTE next month. In four episodes, Rolando introduces a new group of artists in his ongoing showcase of outstanding young musical talent. The season premiere on November 6 will feature soprano Golda Schultz, the Arcis Saxophone Quartet, bass Anatoli Sivko, and violinist Mayumi Kanagawa. November 13’s episode...

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  • 28.09.2016 - Rolando Villazón in Rectial in Munich on Dec 21!

  • Don't miss Rolando Villazón in Rectial at Prinzregententheater in Munich on December 21. He will perform selected songs by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Verdi. For more information and to purchase tickets

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  • 14.09.2016 - Rolando Villazón in Rectial at le Palais Garnier on Dec 18!

  • Don't miss Rolando Villazón in Rectial at le Palais Garnier in Paris on December 18 with pianist Sarah Tysman. For more information and to purchase tickets 

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  • 20.08.2016 - Rolando Villazón headlines Monteverdi’s Orfeo at Musikfest Bremen

  • On September 3, Rolando Villazón adds another role to his repertoire with the title character in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. The concert performance at Musikfest Bremen reunites Rolando with his costar in Martinu’s Juliette at the Berlin Staatsoper, Magdalena Kozena, as the Messagiera.  Céline Scheen sings La Musica and Proserpina and Giuseppina...

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  • 12.08.2016 - Rolando Villazón - Treasures of Bel Canto Recital at Leipzig Gewandhaus

  • On August 20, Rolando Villazón takes the stage of the Leipzig Gewandhaus for a “Treasures of Bel Canto” recital. With selections featured on his most recent solo album for Deutsche Grammophon, the leading tenor offers a program of songs by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi.  A limited selection of tickets remain. Click here for purchasing information. Click here to...

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