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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:

  • 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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  • 11.04.2016 - Excélsior interviews Rolando Villazón on his life in opera

  • Rolando Villazón (Ciudad de México, 1972) no quiere hablar de forma autobiográfica en esta entrevista. Por eso se distrae en la poesía de César Vallejo y Fernando del Paso, en Palíndromo y Golondrina, los personajes de su siguiente libro. A cada rato sonríe y no deja de hablar. Un instante reflexiona sobre el estado de la ópera en el mundo y en...

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  • 08.04.2016 - Rolando Villazón’s 2016-17 season highlights

  • Rolando Villazón’s 2016-17 season will see the famed tenor in the major opera houses of New York, Paris, London, Vienna, and beyond, performing works by composers ranging from Monteverdi and Mozart to Donizetti and Miroslav Srnka.  The title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, considered by many to be the first surviving opera, will be his first opera of the season,...

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  • 31.03.2016 - Rolando Villazón in concert next week at the BASF-Feierabendhaus

  • Rolando Villazón performs on April 8 at the BASF-Feierabendhaus with soprano Pumeza Mitshikiza and jazz singer Dianne Reeves, as well as the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz under the baton of Guerassim Voronkov. The event is called 'Songs from the Heart' and highlights classical music, standards, and more.

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