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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:

  • 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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  • 06.02.2017 - Rolando Villazón named Ambassador of the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg

  • On the eve of the composer's 261st anniversary, the Mozarteum has named Rolando Villazón an Ambassador of the Salzburg-based foundation. Mozartwoche director Maren Hofmeister announced that the star tenor and acclaimed Mozart interpreter will serve as bridge between the Mozarteum and the world beginning this March, following his February 1 concert with the Foundation, the Vienna Philharmonic,...

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  • 26.01.2017 - Rolando Villazón to appear in concert with the Wiener Philharmoniker during this year’s Mozartwoche in Salzburg

  • On February 1, Rolando Villazón appears in concert during this year’s Mozartwoche hosted by the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg. Together with the Wiener Philharmoniker under the baton of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin they will preform a program comprised of Mozart’s Symphonie Es-Dur KV 543, Arien für Tenor und Orchester KV 420, KV 431, KV 36, KV 21, and Symphonie...

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  • 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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