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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).

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  • 11.12.2017 - Christmas Spectacular – Tenor Rolando Villazón & Music Director Dr. Mack Wilberg on the Annual ‘Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir

  • Every single year, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir puts on the holiday performance of Utah. And a year later, audiences around the world get to revel in its beauty via PBS. This year’s showcase, scheduled for Dec. 15, 2017 on PBS and on Dec. 17 on BYUtv, is set to be no different.

    Since its inception in 2000, the “Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir” has been the number one holiday program on PBS as it has not only featured some of the greatest showmanship of our time, but also stars a number of major artists from all around the musical world.

    Opera stars have been popular with the show, as such luminaries as Renée Fleming, Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel, and Frederica Von Stade, have been among the major guest artists.

    Last year’s showcase was perhaps the most unique of all with tenor Rolando Villazón performing a unique role in the program. Unlike years past where there is a guest artist and host, the Mexican singer was asked to take on both roles. It was the first time that any guest artist doubled as host.

    Villazón is somewhat of a renaissance man, starring as a tenor at all the major opera houses around the world, but he has also taken a stab at directing, writing, and even hosted a few television programs. This is what made him the ideal choice to host and sing at the 2016 event.

    Read the full article on OperaWire

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