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Rolando Villazón

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:

  • 24.03.2019 - Rolando Villazón: Rameau's Platée in Dresden

  • Rolando Villazón creates a new production of Rameau's Platée, making his directorial debut at the Semperoper Dresden from April 6 - 29. The cast features Philippe Talbot in the title role, Mark Milhofer as Thespis / Mercure, Sebastian Wartig as Momus, Iulia Maria Dan as Thalie / Clarine, Tania Lorenzo as Amour, Giorgio Caoduro as Cithéron / Satyr, Andreas...

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  • 09.02.2019 - Rolando Villazón and La Fura dels Baus mix Mozart and science fiction

  • Video feature Visually stunning and eccentric, that is how the world’s famous Mozart festival (Mozartwoche) opened in Salzburg - for the first time under the direction of Rolando Villazón. One of the highlights, the new staging of Thamos, a forgotten work composed by Mozart when he was only 17 years old. “The piece is about power and love. It's about a ruler. It talks about...

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  • 28.01.2019 - Arranca la primera edición de la Mozartwoche dirigida por Rolando Villazón

  • La Semana Mozart, el festival más importante dedicado al compositor austríaco, comienza hoy su edición de 2019, la primera de las cinco que dirigirá el tenor mexicano Rolando Villazón, con un programa variado que quiere llegar a todos los públicos. Entre los más de 60 eventos que llenarán la Mozartwoche (del 24 de enero al 3 de febrero) se...

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  • 23.01.2019 - Villazón: "Mozart es un antídoto contra quienes intentan levantar muros"

  • El tenor mexicano Rolando Villazón levanta mañana jueves el telón de su primera experiencia como director artístico de la Semana Mozart de Salzburgo, un festival dedicado a quien el cantante considera el "compositor más amado de todos los tiempos" y un antídoto contra "el ultranacionalismo y los nuevos fascismos". Villazón, que tiene previsto dirigir la...

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  • 03.08.2018 - Rolando Villazón: Excitement Builds for Mozartwoche 2019

  • Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg has just published its magazine Mozart 52 featuring the many highlights of Mozartwoche 2019. The festival brings together some of the greatest artists in classical music today, including Daniel Barenboim, Sir András Schiff, Bernard Haitink, Mitsuko Uchida, René Pape, Cecilia Bartoli, Janine Jansen, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Wiener...

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  • 21.05.2018 - Rolando Villazón's 'Die Fledermaus' travels in time

  • A lighthearted tale, a rollercoaster of mistaken identities and wicked revenge, 'Die Fledermaus' by Johann Strauss is enchanting audiences at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. The sumptuous production is staged by legendary tenor Rolando Villazón. “The music in this piece is just fantastic!" he told our 'Musica' reporter Katharina Rabillon. "The energy in the music, the rhythm of the music,...

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