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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:

  • 27.06.2016 - Rolando Villazón returns to South Pole at Bayerische Staatsoper as part of Munich Opera Festival

  • As part of the company’s annual Munich Opera Festival, the Bayerische Staatsoper welcomes Rolando Villazón back to the stage for a one-night-only revival of South Pole on July 5. Miroslav Srnka’s opera about the doomed Antarctic expedition premiered earlier this year with Rolando originating the role of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and will see him once again...

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  • 20.06.2016 - Rolando Villazón stars as Robert Falcon Scott in 'South Pole'

  • Rolando Villazón returns to the role of Robert Falcon Scott in Miroslav Srnka's South Pole on July 5 at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Thomas Hampson is Roald Amundsen and Mojca Erdmann reprises her portrayal of the Landlady, with Kirill Petrenko conducting the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. Additional performances of South Pole take place January 18, 21 & 23, 2017.

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  • 15.06.2016 - Rolando Villazón brings joy and entertainment to refugee children

  • Rolando Villazón visited a group of refugee children during his time in Berlin, bringing his signature humor and happiness to spread joy throughout the facility. For more information on his visit, read the following feature via El Universal.

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  • 08.06.2016 - A "beautifully sung" performance by Rolando Villazón in Martinů's 'Juliette'

  • "I cordially invite you to book a ticket to Berlin, and spend three hours in quite another world - fascinated by the emotional turmoil and dreams of a stranger, as vividly portrayed and beautifully sung by Rolando Villazón . . . Rolando Villazón is larger than life in so many ways. His energy is palpable as he leads the drama like a fireball through the clouds of this dream. He...

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  • 29.05.2016 - Critical acclaim for Rolando Villazón's performance in "Juliette"

  • "This evening is a triumph for Rolando Villazón . . . With his enormous stage presence the Mexican tenor has always been noticed - but so radical, so touching as now in Bohuslav Martinu's "Juliette" at the Berlin State Opera we could not even have known his acting potential." {Dieser Abend ist ein Triumph für Rolando Villazon . . . Mit seiner enormen Bühnenpräsenz hat der...

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  • 20.05.2016 - Gute Neuigkeiten - Rolando Villazón im Internet und auf der Bühne

  • In diesen Frühlingstagen kann man Rolando Villazón Seite an Seite mit zwei großen Sängerinnen erleben: Auf der Bühne der Berliner Staatsoper mit Magdalena Kožená und im Duett mit Cecilia Bartoli in einem originellen neuen Musikvideo. Ab dem 28. Mai verwandelt sich Rolando Villazón an insgesamt sieben Abenden in der Berliner Staatsoper zum...

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