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Rolando Villazón

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Emilio Rolando Villazón Mauleón (b. February 22, 1972, in Mexico City) is a Mexican tenor. He is currently in international demand as an opera singer, and also maintains an active recording career. He has recorded three solo CDs with Virgin Classics and is additionally featured, along with Patrizia Ciofi and Topi Lehtipuu, on the upcoming CD recording of Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Claudio Monteverdi, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.

In August 2005, he sang a highly regarded Alfredo with Anna Netrebko as Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s La Traviata at the Salzburg Festival, conducted by Carlo Rizzi and directed by Willy Decker.

In 2007, Mr Villazón will switch his recording company - he has already signed an exclusive long-term contract with Deutsche Grammophon. His final album under the Virgin Classics contract, an album of Zarzuelas under the baton of Plácido Domingo, is planned for release in Spring 2007. An album of operatic duets featuring Rolando Villazón and Anna Netrebko has recently been recorded with the Dresdener Staatskapelle under Nicola Luisotti for Deutsche Grammophon and is expected to be released in early 2007.

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  • Epicantus

    Amazing concert in Amsterdam!!! Thank you!

    29 Jun 2013 Reply
  • iDalacaOfficial

    come to mexico!

    19 Nov 2012 Reply
  • iLeoMercury

    Me encanto su trabajo en los cuentos dde hooffmann con diana damrau :D

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • soestdyik

    Creo que uno de los tenores más importantes que tenemos en este momento Fernando Villazón. Así como los tres tenores.

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • thebaddestguy

    Sunshine for my Soul - what a sweetheart Rolando is! A lifetime Memory is Rolando's performance in Vienna in Elisir D'Amore, juggling the apples, and, having to sing "una furtiva lacrima" again- a stage encore.....what a great performance, full of joy... and I was there :-)

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • soestdyik

    Ich halte Fernando Villazon für einen der grösten Tenöre die wir zur Zeit haben. Genau so gut wie die drei Tenöre .

    18 Dec 2011 Reply
  • soestdyik

    on grande tenor ; Fantastico

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • marcustiso

    One of the bests tenor voices I've heard!

    5 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Clurr_x

    Has anyone checked out Rolando's latest album, La Strada? :D

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Cherissh

    Please come to Canada :)

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Cherissh

    ¡México!

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Clurr_x

    Seriously loving this guys voice SOO much.

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • scotttheopera

    saw him at the met great night BRAVO!

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • MyMorphine

    Two new photos to vote on. I hate it when there's only one photo up of someone fabulous like him. :P

    28 Mar 2007 Reply
  • talkingmusic

    Ronaldo won the Edison Classics Award for his album Arias on May31, 2006 in the category Solo

    14 Jun 2006 Reply

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