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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:

  • 22.07.2016 - Summer performances in Leipzig, Salzburg, and Bremen

  • Following a triumphant new role debut with Martinu’s Juliette in Berlin, Rolando Villazón looks ahead to a summer of operas and concerts in Germany and Austria. Rolando takes to the concert stage in August, beginning with a a recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus on August 20, which is followed by an encore recital at the Haus für Mozart on August 26 as part...

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  • 11.07.2016 - Rolando Villazón featured on Deutsche Grammophon release of 'Le nozze di Figaro,' latest installment in Villazón–Nézet-Séguin Mozart Cycle

  • With previous recordings of Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte released in recent years to wide acclaim (alongside 2015’s Grammy-nominated Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Deutsche Grammophon completes the Mozart-Da Ponte trio of operas featured in its Mozart Cycle with today’s launch of Le nozze di Figaro. The recording features Rolando...

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  • 06.07.2016 - Rolando Villazón sings Alfredo in 'La traviata' at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • Rolando Villazón returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper this month, as Alfredo Germont in Verdi's timeless La traviata. The performances, hosted as part of the Munich Opera Festival, take place on July 15 & 18. Sonya Yoncheva sings Violetta Valéry, with Simon Keenlyside as Giorgio Germont. Please note tickets are sold-out for the performance on July 18, with extremely limited...

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  • 01.07.2016 - 'Rolando Villazón, una voz alivia a refugiados'

  • "El tenor mexicano Rolando Villazón se vistió ayer de payaso para llevar “un poco de felicidad y esperanza” a los más pequeños de los alrededor de mil 300 refugiados que se encuentran alojados en el antiguo aeropuerto berlinés de Tempelhof. Una veintena de niños de los entre 350 y 400 que residen en varios de los antiguos hangares participó...

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  • 27.06.2016 - Rolando Villazón returns to South Pole at Bayerische Staatsoper as part of the Munich Opera Festival

  • As part of the company’s annual Munich Opera Festival, the Bayerische Staatsoper welcomes Rolando Villazón back to the stage for a one-night-only revival of South Pole on July 5. Miroslav Srnka’s opera about the doomed Antarctic expedition premiered earlier this year with Rolando originating the role of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and will see him once again...

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  • 20.06.2016 - Rolando Villazón stars as Robert Falcon Scott in 'South Pole'

  • Rolando Villazón returns to the role of Robert Falcon Scott in Miroslav Srnka's South Pole on July 5 at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Thomas Hampson is Roald Amundsen and Mojca Erdmann reprises her portrayal of the Landlady, with Kirill Petrenko conducting the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Additional performances of South Pole take place January 18, 21 & 23, 2017.

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