Feb 27, 2014
Following his acclaimed return to the Metropolitan Opera this past fall in Eugene Onegin, Rolando Villazón reprises his portrayal of Lenski in performances of Tchaikovsky’s opera March 7, 10, & 14 at the Wiener Staatsoper. The production - staged by Falk Richter and conducted by Patrick Lange - sees Rolando onstage opposite Mariusz Kwiecien as Onegin, Dinara Alieva as Tatjana, and Nadia Krasteva as Olga.
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Rolando’s recent performance as Lenski at the Metropolitan Opera garnered critical praise: "His impassioned delivery and heartfelt demeanor rendered his portrayal of the love-struck young poet entirely convincing” (The New York Times).
Looking ahead, Rolando presents a Liederabend at the Musikverein Graz on March 19, before kicking off his Mozart Concert Arias tour on March 28 at Prague’s Smetana Hall.
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Feb 10, 2014
On the heels of launching his Mozart Concert Arias album this week in France, Rolando Villazón joins a host of musical luminaries and Le Concert d’Astrée led by Emmanuelle Haïm for a two-evening celebration of Monteverdi at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on February 11 and 13. The program, comprised of arias and madrigals by the Italian composer, sees Rolando in the company of sopranos Lenneke Ruiten and Katherine Watson; mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená; counter-tenor Pascal Bertin; tenors Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro and Topi Lehtipuu; and, bass Nahuel Di Pierro.
The concert will be broadcast by France Musique on February 12 at 20:00 CET and will be streamed on Arte Live Web.
Jan 23, 2014
On Sunday, January 26 - the eve of Mozart’s birthday - Rolando Villazón appears at Mozartwoche Salzburg for a concert with Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor Marc Minkowski, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva. For his Mozartwoche concert, which features a program of music by Mozart and Gluck, Rolando sings Don Ottavio’s aria “Il mio tesoro” from Don Giovanni, Mozart’s concert aria “Misero! O sogni…Aura che intorno spiri…” and an aria from Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride. Purchase tickets for the concert here.
Rolando’s return to Salzburg continues a season devoted to music by Mozart. Just last week, Deutsche Grammophon released Mozart Concert Arias, a collection of rarely-recorded concert arias by the Austrian master.