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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:

  • 30.07.2017 - Open-Air-Konzert mit Rolando Villazón und Pumeza Matshikiza beim Schloss Salem

  • „Sommernachtsmusik“ hieß das Motto einer Open-Air-Veranstaltung mit dem mexikanischen Star-Tenor Rolando Villazón im reizvollen Salemer Schlosshof mit seiner landschaftlich bezaubernden Umgebung. Villazón erwies sich vom ersten Moment an auch als moderierender Witzbold, wie man ihn aus Fernsehübertragungen von der Verleihung der Echo-Klassik-Preise...

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  • 24.07.2017 - Rolando Villazón goes on a European recital tour

  • Mr. Villazón will embark on a recital tour after his Ariodante run at the Salburg’s Festival. It will take him to six cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland starting September 22 through October 16. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 17.07.2017 - Rolando Villazón’s new album: “Duets” with Ildar Abdrazakov

  • Mr. Villazón joins bass Ildar Abdrazakov, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain on a new album release, “Duets,” out in September 2017 on Deutsche Grammophon. Villazón and Abdrazakov, who first appeared together in a 2009 production of Lucia di Lammermoor, reunite for their first album together....

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  • 10.07.2017 - Rolando Villazón to appear in Ariodante at Salzburg’s Festival

  • Mr. Villazón will sing Lurcanio in Handel’s Ariodante at this summer’s Salburg’s Festival. Gianluca Capuano will conduct this production by Christof Loy on August 16, 18, 22, 25, 28, 2017. Mr. Villazón will share the stage with Nathan Berg, Kathryn Lewek, Cecilia Bartoli, Sandrine Piau, Christophe Dumaux and Kristofer Lundin. For more information and...

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  • 30.06.2017 - Rolando Villazón stars in concert this July

  • On July 27, Mr. Villazón travels to Salem, Germany to appear in concert with soprano Pumeza Matshikiza. As a part of "Sommernachtmusik" this exciting program features music by Puccini, Bizet, Dvorak, and Donizetti. The pair will perform under the direction of Maestro Duncan Ward with the Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie. For tickets and performance information, click here

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  • 06.06.2017 - Rolando Villazón stars in the title role of 'La Clemenza di Tito"

  • Rolando Villazón leads an all-star cast starring in the title role of La Clemenza di Tito in a concert performance on July 6 and 9 at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Gala. He is joined by Sonya Yoncheva as Vitellia, Joyce DiDonato as Sesto, Regula Mühlemann as Servilia, Tara Erraught as Annius, and Adam Plachetka as Publius. Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Chamber...

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