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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:

  • 08.02.2016 - Villazón returns to the Royal Opera House for 'La traviata'

  • Rolando Villazón makes his highly anticipated return to the Royal Opera House this season, as Alfredo in Verdi's La traviata. Performances take place March 1, 4 & 7. Please note there is extremely limited ticket availability for these dates, which are likely to sell-out. 

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  • 12.01.2016 - Rolando Villazón stars in world premiere of South Pole at Bayerische Staatsoper

  • 2016 begins for Rolando Villazón with the world premiere production of South Pole at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Composer Miroslav Srnka and playwright Tim Holloway’s work, recounting British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen’s parallel quests to become the first to reach the south pole, stars Rolando as Scott opposite Thomas Hampson as Amundsen....

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  • 08.12.2015 - Rolando and Cecilia on Tour continues in Berlin, Amsterdam, and London

  • Following successful performances in Zurich, Munich, and Prague, Rolando Villazón and Cecilia Bartoli’s European concert tour continues tonight at Berlin’s Philharmonie. Joined by the Orchestra La Scintilla an der Oper Zürich, with concertmaster Ada Pesch and oboist Pier Luigi Fabretti, the energetic duo performs arias and duets from works of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti,...

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  • 25.11.2015 - European concert tour with Cecilia Bartoli

  • December finds Rolando Villazón on the road with mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, reuniting after their triumphant performances at the Salzburg Festival this year in Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride. Along with Orchestra La Scintilla, the dynamic duo offer arias, duets, and opera scenes by Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti. Rolando and Cecilia begin at Zurich’s...

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  • 24.11.2015 - Rolando Villazón featured in 2015 BMW Advent Charity Concert

  • On November 27, Rolando Villazón joins conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, soprano Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, and the Bayerische Staatsorchester for the 20th annual BMW Advent Charity Concert. One of the most recognized charitable events in Munich, the program of holiday music is heard at St. Michael’s Church and will feature Rolando in Franck’s “Panis angelicus” and Max...

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  • 16.11.2015 - “Journée Spéciale Rolando Villazón” on France Musique November 17

  • Tomorrow, November 17, will be dedicated to Rolando Villazón on station France Musique. Rolando will be heard from 7:00 am to midnight, local time, in a variety of contexts including interviews, archival concert broadcasts, and more.  Fans around the world can listen to the day’s programming by clicking here.

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