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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:

  • 22.03.2017 - Rolando Villazón reprises Ulisse in Dijon

  • Following Mr. Villazón's success in 'Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées the production travels to the Opéra de Dijon for additional performances on March 31 and April 2. Magdalena Kožená reprises her role as Penelope and Emmanuelle Haïm conducts at the head of her Concert d'Astrée. The production has already received...

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  • 12.03.2017 - 'Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria' will be streamed on medici.tv beginning March 13

  • Rolando Villazón's role debut as the eponymous Odysseus in Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria will be available for on-demand viewing beginning March 13 on medici.tv. Presented by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in a new production by Mariame Clément, Rolando stars opposite his Orfeo costar Magdalena Kozena as Odysseus's wife Penelope. Baroque specialist...

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  • 07.03.2017 - Un retour d’Ulysse fabuleux au TCE avec Rolando Villazón – Artistik Rezo

  • "Dans le rôle d'Ulysse, la star franco-mexicaine Rolando Villazón imprime sa virilité et son énergie latine, crâne rasé, en jupe longue de coton blanc et en pull de marin. Masculin et féminin. Entre ridicule et bravoure, orgueil guerrier et sincérité conjugale, le personnage d'Ulysse échappe ici aux clichés qui font du...

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  • 24.02.2017 - Entretien: Rolando Villazón

  • À partir du 28 février, le ténor franco-mexicain est le héros d’une nouvelle production d’Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria de Monteverdi, d’abord au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, pour cinq représentations, puis à l’Opéra de Dijon, les 31 mars et 2 avril. Une étape de plus dans la conquête...

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  • 18.02.2017 - 100 secondes avec…Rolando Villazón

  • Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées met le cap sur Ithaque avec Le Retour d’Ulysse dans sa Patrie. Pour l’occasion, le futur roi d’Ithaque, Rolando Villazón, s’est prêté à notre jeu des 100 secondes. Un moment chaleureux et plein de gaieté au cours duquel Rolando Villazón nous parle de tacos mexicanos, des (probables) gros...

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  • 11.02.2017 - Rolando Villazón stars as Ulisse in Paris

  • Rolando Villazón stars in the title role in Monteverdi’s 'Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria' in Paris at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées on February 28, March 3, 6, 9, & 13.  The libretto is based on the second half of Homer’s Odyssey when Ulisse returns home after the end of Trojan war to his faithful wife Pénélope. Magdalena...

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