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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.”

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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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  • 17.01.2014 - Rolando Villazón returns to the Wiener Staatsoper ahead of his album release; "Mozart Concert Arias"

  • Rolando Villazón returns to the Wiener Staatsoper, making his first appearances of 2014 as Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni January 11, 14, 18, and, 21. The performances anticipate the forthcoming release of his new Deutsche Grammophon album "Mozart Concert Arias". 

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  • 29.11.2013 - Rolando Villazón - Triumphant return in Eugene Onegin at Metropolitan Opera

  • Rolando Villazón has returned in triumph to the New York Metropolitan Opera, his portrayal of Lenski in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin winning great audience acclaim and rave reviews. “… he sang with confidence and poise during ‘Kuda, Kuda’, his big aria in the duel scene,’ said The New York Times. “His impassioned delivery and heartfelt demeanor rendered...

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  • 14.08.2013 - Villazon Verdi wins 2013 Echo Klassik Award for Best Solo Voice recording

  • Villazón Verdi - Rolando Villazón's acclaimed Deutsche Gramophone album - has won the 2013 Echo Klassik award for Best Solo Voice Recording (Arias / Recitals). The honor, given by the Deutsche Phono-Akademie - recognizes extraordinary recordings by German and international classical artists. Rolando is now the recipient of nine Echo Klassik awards.

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  • 28.03.2013 - Rolando makes celebrated first of five Berlin-appearances this spring

  • Rolando makes celebrated first of five Berlin-appearances this spring Rolando’s concert with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim was celebrated by audience and critics alike. He performed four of Giuseppe Verdi’s romances in the orchestration by Luciano Berio, and as an encore two romances in the original piano version – with Daniel Barenboim at the piano. The Berliner...

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