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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.”

Latest News:

  • 24.10.2014 - ZDF broadcasts ECHO Klassik Awards, co-hosted by Rolando Villazón on Sunday, October 26

  • This Sunday, October 26, Rolando Villazón will co-host the 2014 ECHO Klassik Awards. ZDF broadcasts the festivities this Sunday evening at 22:00 CET. The award ceremony will take place at Munich’s Philharmonie im Gasteig with performances from artists such as Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala, the 2014 awards feature a host of musical luminaries. Rolando Villazón is the winner of...

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  • 15.08.2014 - Rowohlt releases German edition of Rolando Villazón’s debut novel Kunststücke August 15

  • This Friday, August 15, Rowohlt releases the German edition of Rolando Villazón’s debut novel Kunststücke. To celebrate the occasion, Rolando is the featured guest of Friederike Westerhaus on radio show Klassik à la carte, airing August 15 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CEST. That same day, Rolando appears on NDR Talk Show, an episode that will be broadcast that evening from...

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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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