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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:

  • 20.08.2016 - Rolando Villazón headlines Monteverdi’s Orfeo at Musikfest Bremen

  • On September 3, Rolando Villazón adds another role to his repertoire with the title character in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. The concert performance at Musikfest Bremen reunites Rolando with his costar in Martinu’s Juliette at the Berlin Staatsoper, Magdalena Kozena, as the Messagiera.  Céline Scheen sings La Musica and Proserpina and Giuseppina...

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  • 12.08.2016 - Rolando Villazón - Treasures of Bel Canto Recital at Leipzig Gewandhaus

  • On August 20, Rolando Villazón takes the stage of the Leipzig Gewandhaus for a “Treasures of Bel Canto” recital. With selections featured on his most recent solo album for Deutsche Grammophon, the leading tenor offers a program of songs by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Verdi.  A limited selection of tickets remain. Click here for purchasing information. Click here to...

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  • 03.08.2016 - Stereophile praises Rolando Villazón's Basilio on new 'Figaro' album release

  • "Just as wonderful, if not more so, is Villazón as Basilio, the music teacher. Earlier in his career, before his vocal crisis, Villazón excelled in comic opera. Here, his personality remains just as distinct and charming, and his voice handsome and steady. It's a marvelous performance on every level." (Stereophile)

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  • 22.07.2016 - Rolando Villazón - summer performances in Leipzig, Salzburg, and Bremen

  • Following a triumphant new role debut with Martinu’s Juliette in Berlin, Rolando Villazón looks ahead to a summer of operas and concerts in Germany and Austria. Rolando takes to the concert stage in August, beginning with a a recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus on August 20, which is followed by an encore recital at the Haus für Mozart on August 26 as part...

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  • 11.07.2016 - Rolando Villazón featured on Deutsche Grammophon release of 'Le nozze di Figaro,' latest installment in Villazón–Nézet-Séguin Mozart Cycle

  • With previous recordings of Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte released in recent years to wide acclaim (alongside 2015’s Grammy-nominated Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Deutsche Grammophon completes the Mozart-Da Ponte trio of operas featured in its Mozart Cycle with today’s launch of Le nozze di Figaro. The recording features Rolando...

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  • 06.07.2016 - Rolando Villazón sings Alfredo in 'La traviata' at the Bayerische Staatsoper

  • Rolando Villazón returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper this month, as Alfredo Germont in Verdi's timeless La traviata. The performances, hosted as part of the Munich Opera Festival, take place on July 15 & 18. Sonya Yoncheva sings Violetta Valéry, with Simon Keenlyside as Giorgio Germont. Please note tickets are sold-out for the performance on July 18, with extremely limited...

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