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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:

  • 25.05.2018 - Rolando Villazón: Role debut in Pelléas et Mélisande

  • On May 27, Rolando Villazón makes his role debut as Pelléas in Debussy’s masterpiece at the Staatsoper Berlin. He stars alongside Marianne Crebassa, Michael Volle, Anna Larsson, and Dominic Barbieri. Daniel Barenboim conducts. Additional performances are on May 31; June 10 and 14. For more information and tickets, click here.

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  • 16.04.2018 - Rolando Villazón: Concert with Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montreal

  • On May 5, Rolando performs at the Maison Symphonique in Montréal in a concert conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The program features Respighi’s Symphonic Poem "Pini di Roma", Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegel", de Falla's "Siete Canciones", and Verdi/Berio’s "Songs". Rolando is joined by the Orchestre Métropolitan and students from the Conservatoire de musique...

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  • 04.03.2018 - Rolando Villazón e Iberacademy estarán en los festivales de Lucerna y Salzburgo

  • Sesenta jóvenes músicos harán parte de la gira Gratitud 2018 de la Academia Filarmónica Iberoamericana (Iberacademy) de Medellín. Se presentarán del 8 al 26 de marzo en los festivales de Lucerna, en Suiza, y Salzburgo, Austria, y darán conciertos en Winterthur (Suiza), Vaduz (Liechtenstein) y Viena (Austria). La Orquesta Iberacademy, en su...

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  • 22.02.2018 - Rolando Villazón: March performances

  • Rolando Villazón travels with L'Arpeggiata to Budapest to sing a concert performance of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo on March 10. He then sings two Mozart concerts with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín, a solo concert in Winterthur on March 16 and one in Lucerne on March 18, where he is joined by soprano Fatma Said.

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  • 23.01.2018 - Encuentro con: Rolando Villazón

  • El periodista y comunicador Marcel Gorgori conduce durante el mes de febrero una serie de encuentros con algunas de las mejores voces de ópera en la sala de Conferencias del CaixaForum de Zaragoza. En esta ocasión el invitado es el tenor Rolando Villazón. La finalidad de estas charlas es describir cuáles son sus características fundamentales, cuáles son sus...

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  • 22.01.2018 - The Listening Room with Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov

  • Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov have been featured on Gramophone's "The Listening Room". Click here to listen.

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