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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:

  • 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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  • 04.11.2016 - Rolando Villazón This Week on 'Stars von Morgen'

  • Presented by Rolando Villazón, Stars von Morgen returns to ZDF and ARTE beginning this Sunday and launching the fifth-year anniversary of Rolando’s ongoing showcase of outstanding young musical talent. The season premiere on November 6 will feature soprano Golda Schultz, the Arcis Saxophone Quartet, bass Anatoli Sivko, and violinist Mayumi Kanagawa. In addition to a special...

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  • 25.10.2016 - Rolando Villazón for 'Music and the Spoken Word' with the Mormon Tabernacle

  • "Acclaimed tenor and entertainer Rolando Villazónwill be the 2016 Mormon Tabernacle Christmas concert guest artist. The concerts, featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square, and Bells on Temple Square, will be held December 8–10 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Villazón will also join the Choir, Orchestra, and Bells for the Sunday...

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  • 17.10.2016 - Tenor Rolando Villazón to join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for annual Christmas concert--Deseret News

  • "Rolando Villazón will perform with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for its annual Christmas concerts which will be held in the Conference Center on Dec. 8-10 at 8 p.m. Villazón will also join the choir for the “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcast on Dec. 11. Villazón plans to bring his entire family to share in the experience. They will join the excess of 60,000 people...

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  • 10.10.2016 - Rolando Villazón: Stars von Morgen returns to ZDF and ARTE in November!

  • Presented by Rolando Villazón, Stars von Morgen returns to ZDF and ARTE next month. In four episodes, Rolando introduces a new group of artists in his ongoing showcase of outstanding young musical talent. The season premiere on November 6 will feature soprano Golda Schultz, the Arcis Saxophone Quartet, bass Anatoli Sivko, and violinist Mayumi Kanagawa. November 13’s episode...

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  • 28.09.2016 - Rolando Villazón in Rectial in Munich on Dec 21!

  • Don't miss Rolando Villazón in Rectial at Prinzregententheater in Munich on December 21. He will perform selected songs by Gioachino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Verdi. For more information and to purchase tickets

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