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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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  • 29.07.2019 - Rolando Villazón: Deutsche Grammophon Releases Die Zauberflöte

  • On August 2, Deutsche Grammophon releases a new recording of Die Zauberflöte, featuring Rolando Villazón in the role of Papageno. Rolando is joined by a world-class cast, including Klaus Florian Vogt (Tamino), Christiane Karg (Pamina), Regula Mühlemann (Papagena), Albina Shagimuratova (Queen of the Night), and Franz-Josef Selig (Sarastro).

    The album marks the sixth installment of the Mozart Cycle, an ongoing collaboration between Rolando, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Rolando originally conceived the idea for Deutsche Grammophon’s Mozart Cycle in 2011 while performing Don Giovanni at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. He developed the project in partnership with Maestro Nézet-Séguin and DG, brought ROLEX on board as generous supporters, and has served as its joint artistic consultant from its inception. Four of the five recordings released so far have received Grammy nominations, with Le nozze di Figaro winning a prestigious Echo Klassik Award in 2017.

    Speaking of the Mozart Cycle recordings, Rolando shares, “This is my most ambitious artistic project to date. I’ve never fallen in love with any composer like this before!”

    Pre-order here.

    Watch Yannick and Rolando discuss the newest release of the Mozart Cycle, Die Zauberflöte.

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