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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. The Times wrote of his second turn as Offenbach’s Hoffmann in London “he’s simply Villazón: back again with his trademark exuberance, ringing tenor, and frightening ability to act a part.” His portrayal of Massenet’s Des Grieux prompted one critic to write: “The moment he, one of the tenors of the century, appears on stage, his expressivity captures [the audience] completely. He explores the character’s inner life like no other.”

Latest News:

  • 24.07.2015 - Rolando Villazón Gala and Role Debut at Salzburg Festival

  • July and August bring Rolando Villazón back to the Salzburg Festival for two celebrations: The 40th anniversary of Plácido Domingo's stage debut with the Festival, and Rolando's debut in the role of Pylade in Iphigénie en Tauride. Rolando joins an all-star cast to celebrate the legendary Domingo's four decades in Salzburg on July 30, appearing alongside Maria Agresta, Ana...

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  • 12.03.2015 - “La Rondine” praised by critics and celebrated by the audience

  • “La Rondine” praised by critics and celebrated by the audience   Rolando’s fourth production as a stage director is an overwhelming audience and critical success. The audience at Sunday’s premiere at Deutsche Oper Berlin celebrated the production of Puccini’s rarely performed “La Rondine” with long ovations. The critics have praised the cast including...

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  • 24.10.2014 - ZDF broadcasts ECHO Klassik Awards, co-hosted by Rolando Villazón on Sunday, October 26

  • This Sunday, October 26, Rolando Villazón will co-host the 2014 ECHO Klassik Awards. ZDF broadcasts the festivities this Sunday evening at 22:00 CET. The award ceremony will take place at Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig with performances from artists such as Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala, the 2014 awards feature a host of musical luminaries. Rolando Villazón is the winner of...

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  • 15.08.2014 - Rowohlt releases German edition of Rolando Villazón’s debut novel Kunststücke August 15

  • This Friday, August 15, Rowohlt releases the German edition of Rolando Villazón’s debut novel Kunststücke. To celebrate the occasion, Rolando is the featured guest of Friederike Westerhaus on radio show Klassik à la carte, airing August 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CEST. That same day, Rolando appears on NDR Talk Show, an episode that will be broadcast that evening from...

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  • 06.05.2014 - Rolando Villazón in London

  • Rolando Villazón culminates his Mozart Concert Arias European tour at London's Cadogan Hall May 6, celebrating the Austrian composer’s rarely recorded works for tenor.

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  • 20.02.2014 - Rolando Villazón in Regensburg and Bremen

  • Rolando Villazón gives recitals on February 20 in Regensburg and February 26 in the Großer Saal of Die Glocke, Bremen.  The programme will include Schumann, Obradors, De Falla, and Duparc, accompanied by Gerold Huber.

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