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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:

  • 20.05.2016 - Gute Neuigkeiten - Rolando Villazón im Internet und auf der Bühne

  • In diesen Frühlingstagen kann man Rolando Villazón Seite an Seite mit zwei großen Sängerinnen erleben: Auf der Bühne der Berliner Staatsoper mit Magdalena Kožená und im Duett mit Cecilia Bartoli in einem originellen neuen Musikvideo. Ab dem 28. Mai verwandelt sich Rolando Villazón an insgesamt sieben Abenden in der Berliner Staatsoper zum...

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  • 13.05.2016 - Rolando Villazón featured in 2016 Music Week Awards Video Presentation

  • "The Music Week Awards 2016 in association with Google Play Music were the music industry’s biggest night out of the year. Now, the winners have picked up their gongs and the hangovers have subsided, Music Week takes a look back at just a few of the highlights of the night… Enjoy!   1. MAX HOLE WINNING THE STRAT The Strat presentation is always moving, but this one had a...

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  • 06.05.2016 - Rolando Villazón awarded the Champagne-Preis für Lebensfreude

  • Der Startenor Rolando Villazón (44) hat sich mit seinen Entertainer-Qualitäten eine Auszeichnung gesichert: den Champagne-Preis für Lebensfreude. Die Jury würdigte damit die «originelle, fröhliche, prickelnde und spritzige Weise, in der er klassische Musik und die Welt der Oper künstlerisch anspruchsvoll präsentiert und verkörpert», wie...

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  • 29.04.2016 - Rolando sings first performances of Martinu’s Juliette in Berlin

  • The coming month sees Rolando Villazón in a new production of Martinu’s Juliette, staged by the Berlin Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater. In a production helmed by Claus Guth and conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Rolando makes his role debut as Michel in the Czech composer’s lyrical work, based on the French play Juliette, or The Key of Dreams. Rolando stars opposite...

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  • 23.04.2016 - Questionnaire de Proust : Rolando Villazón

  • Ténor flamboyant, généreux, prolixe, Rolando Villazón a depuis 2010 donné une nouvelle orientation à son répertoire, moins romantique, désormais plus classique. Mozart notamment occupe son agenda avec quelques succès notables dont Die Entführung aus dem Serail enregistré en juillet dernier chez Deutsche...

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  • 18.04.2016 - Rolando Villazón sings Michel in 'Juliette' at the Berlin State Opera

  • Beginning next month, Rolando Villazón sings Michel in Martinu's rarely performed Juliette at the Berlin State Opera, May 28 and June 2, 5, 7, 10, 14 & 18. Performances take place at the Staatsoper im Schillertheater, and feature Magdalena Kožená in the title role, with Daniel Barenboim leading the orchestra for this Claus Guth staging. 

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