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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:

  • 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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  • 17.05.2018 - Rolando Villazón's passionate and energetic approach to directing

  • Rolando Villazón is one of the most versatile artists of our time. Among other things, he's a famous tenor, a stage director and a novelist. "Die Fledermaus" at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin is his sixth production as a stage director. "Musica" had the opportunity to film the piano rehearsal and get a glimpse behind the scenes. "I like to give my colleagues, the singers, as a stage director, a...

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  • 22.02.2018 - Rolando Villazón directs Die Fledermaus in Berlin

  • Following his success with Puccini’s La Rondine, Rolando Villazón returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as the director slated to stage Johann Strauss' operetta from April 28 until June 8.  Donald Runnicles leads a wonderful cast featuring Thomas Blondelle as Eisenstein, Annette Dasch as Rosalinde, Nicole Haslett and Meechot Marrero who share the role of Adele and Angela Brower as...

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  • 29.01.2018 - Rolando Villazón stellt Programm der Mozartwoche Salzburg 2019 vor

  • Mozart lebt - das ist der allumfassende Leitgedanke für die kommenden Mozartwochen von 2019 bis 2023, die Rolando Villazón als Intendant künstlerisch gestalten wird. Diese fünf Mozartwochen sind eine Reise durch den Kosmos des Genius Loci, die sich ausschließlich seinen Werken widmen wird. „Durch die universelle Kraft seiner Musik bringt...

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  • 11.08.2017 - "Les jongleries de Rolando Villazón" on France Musique

  • On Saturdays in August, audiences can listen to a new radio series on France Musique: “Les jongleries de Rolando Villazón.” On the program, Rolando will explore a theme through the lens of memory and anecdote, integrating the stories of writers, musicians, and artists. Listeners can tune in to the first episode on Saturday, August 5 at 5:00PM CET | 11:00AM ET | 8:00AM PT.

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