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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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  • 29.06.2012 - Double triumph for Rolando in L'elisir d'amore:

  • Rolando Villazón’s production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore was greeted with a full ten minutes of standing ovations at its Festspielhaus Baden-Baden premiere on Monday. Critics praised his dual performance as the opera's director and tenor lead, Nemorino. The Pforzheimer Zeitung hailed Rolando's “beautifully flowing bel canto singing.” Manuel Brug of Die Welt singled out Rolando's “beautiful” rendition of “Una furtiva lagrima” and lauded the tenor’s “total control” of the stage: “[Directing] an Elisir requires, above all, real craftsmanship; and Villazón – the clever clown – possesses this. As director, he is always thinking of his fellow performers. As a singer, he has matured… It was unmitigated joy in Baden-Baden.”

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