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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:

  • 08.01.2017 - Rolando Villazón’s 'La Rondine' opens at Oper Graz

  • Following its premiere at the Deutsche Oper Berlin two years ago, Rolando Villazón’s production of La Rondine opens in its first Austrian outing at Oper Graz on January 12.  As noted with the Tagesspiegel before the production’s maiden voyage in Berlin, Rolando’s interpretation of Puccini’s sentimental and bittersweet love story adds a surreal...

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  • 29.12.2016 - Rolando Villazón directs 'La Rondine' at Oper Graz

  • Rolando Villazón brings his acclaimed production of Puccini's La Rondine to Oper Graz this season, with performances taking place January 12 - March 24. Sophia Brommer is Magda and Mickael Spadaccini sings Ruggero, with Marco Comin conducting the first two performances and Marius Burkert leading the remaining dates.    

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  • 22.12.2016 - Help Rolando support refugees this holiday season

  • As we prepare to close out 2016, Rolando Villazón would like to enter 2017 with hope, togetherness, and strength. And since he believes that if we all unite with small gestures, together we can give hope to those who need it the most, he wants your help.  Click here to support Rolando’s cause on CrowdRise and read on below. How You Can HelpTo support his fundraising USA for UNHCR,...

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  • 13.12.2016 - Le nozze di Figaro featuring Rolando Villazón nominated for 2017 Grammy Award

  • This year’s installment in Rolando Villazón and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Mozart Cycle, Le nozze di Figaro, has been nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the category of Best Opera Recording. Rolando made his role debut as Don Basilio for this recording of Mozart’s masterwork, which is included in a survey of the composer’s seven mature operas for...

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  • 05.12.2016 - Rolando stars in Christmas Concerts with Mormon Tabernacle Choir

  • Tenor Rolando Villazón will be this year’s featured guest artist in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2016 Christmas concert with three sold-out performances this week on December 8, 9, and 10. A beloved tradition in Utah, the annual musical celebration highlights the 360-strong Grammy Award- and multiple Emmy Award-winning choir, accompanied by the 200-person Orchestra at Temple Square...

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  • 24.11.2016 - New album with Deutsche Grammophon: Rolando Villazón, Ildar Abdrazakov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Orchestre Métropolitain of Montreal --Montreal Gazette

  • "Recording sessions, which must be interspersed with rehearsals for a Russian program Sunday in the Maison symphonique, are taking place in Église Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus, a grandiose deconsecrated edifice south of the Olympic Stadium. On the DG playlist are French and Italian selections as sung by the Mexican-born French tenor Rolando Villazón and the Russian bass...

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