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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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  • 24.03.2019 - Rolando Villazón: Rameau's Platée in Dresden

  • Rolando Villazón creates a new production of Rameau's Platée, making his directorial debut at the Semperoper Dresden from April 6 - 29. The cast features Philippe Talbot in the title role, Mark Milhofer as Thespis / Mercure, Sebastian Wartig as Momus, Iulia Maria Dan as Thalie / Clarine, Tania Lorenzo as Amour, Giorgio Caoduro as Cithéron / Satyr, Andreas Wolf as Jupiter, Ute Selbig as Junon and Inga Kalna as La Folie.

    Platée is one of the most unusual works of music theatre from the 18th century. We are presented with a mythological tale of an ugly nymph whose longing for love and recognition is mercilessly mocked by Jupiter and the other gods. For Rameau, the great and the good of his time are simply a band of opportunists, whom he makes croak like a choir of frogs.

    Visit the Semperoper Dresden's website to watch a video interview with Mr. Villazón and to purchase tickets.

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