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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:

  • 13.12.2016 - Le nozze di Figaro featuring Rolando Villazón nominated for 2017 Grammy Award

  • This year’s installment in Rolando Villazón and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Mozart Cycle, Le nozze di Figaro, has been nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the category of Best Opera Recording.

    Rolando made his role debut as Don Basilio for this recording of Mozart’s masterwork, which is included in a survey of the composer’s seven mature operas for Deutsche Grammophon. Captured live in 2015 at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the all-star cast of soloists includes Luca Pisaroni in the title role, Christiane Karg as Susanna, Thomas Hampson and Sonya Yoncheva as Count and Countess Almaviva, Angela Brower as Cherubino, Anne Sofie von Otter as Marcellina, and Maurizio Muraro as Dr. Bartolo. 

    Maestro Nézet-Séguin leads the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which has also been heard on the previous installments of the Mozart Cycle — including last year’s Grammy-nominated recording of Die Entführung aus dem Serail. 

    The 59th annual Grammy Awards take place Sunday, February 12 and will be broadcast on CBS.

    The Mozart Cycle is made possible through the generous support of Rolex.

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