Through his charismatic performances of the leading opera houses and with major orchestras throughout the world Rolando Villazon has long been a fixture among the most celebrated and most popular stars and the leading tenors of our time. Hailed as "the most charming today Divo" (The Times) And as "a great singer and entertaining entertainer who can be silly and very serious, funny and deeply" (crescendo), Is one of the most versatile Villazon contemporary artists, because in addition to his stage career, he is also successful as an opera director, writer and television work. The unique beauty of his voice and his captivating stage presence were raving critics that he was "perhaps better than ever ... The sound of Villazón's voice [is] phenomenal ... there are few tenors of Similar voting power that can make a piano so" (Southgerman newspaper) And "his artistic abilities are so amazing as always, if sound, feel and gestures in an uncompromising search for truth merge" (The Guardian).
1999 won Villazon several important prizes at Placido Domingo's Operalia Competition and was one overnight to the international music scene. Since then he has performed at all major properties worldwide. His major roles include Alfredo in La traviata, des Grieux in Manon, the Duke in Rigoletto, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore and the title role in Werther and Gounod's Romeo, Offenbach's Hoffmann, Puccini's Rodolfo, Tchaikovsky and Verdi's Don Carlo Lenski.
Also celebrated for his concerts and recitals, Rolando Villazon operates around the world with leading orchestras and conductors. Its open-air concerts with Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo in the Berlin Waldbühne on the eve of the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup and at the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna before the final of EURO 2008 were broadcast live on television transmitting and found world millions of viewers.
2011 Rolando Villazón received much critical acclaim and audience for his first directorial work: Massenet Werther at the Opéra de Lyon. His production of Donizetti L'elisir d'amore the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus in 2012 (he also sang in the role of Nemorino) was sent in December 2012 on television. In the 2014/15 season he gave three other debuts as a director: Donizetti Viva la mamma in Vienna, Puccini La rondine in Berlin and La traviata in Baden-Baden.
2010 and 2011 was Rolando Villazon mentor and judge in the British television series Popstar to Opera Star. He works regularly in television programs for the BBC and ZDF, where he in 2012 for three years Co-Host at the presentation of the ECHO Klassik awards was presented and also various cultural programs.
Mozart dominated the stage work of the operative part during the last few seasons: Lucio Silla in Bremen, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni in Berlin and Vienna, Ferrando in Così fan tutte at La Scala and role debuts in Baden-Baden Festival Theatre, as Belmonte in The abduction from the Seraglio and as Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, The last two performances were recorded by German Grammophon.
In November 2013 he sang at the Metropolitan Opera in New York to Lenski in Eugene Onegin, a role which he embodied in Vienna in March, 2014. He began 2015 with New Year's Concerts with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin, followed in Macduff Macbeth at the Berlin Staatsoper and Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hoffmann in MÜnchen, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and in August 2015 he became a partner of Cecilia Bartoli in Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride at the Salzburg Festival.
In autumn 2015 he is on tour in Japan with the Royal Opera in Don Giovanni to hear and sing the title role in Massenet in MÜnchen Werther, before he gives concerts in Zurich, Munich, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Luxembourg in winter with Cecilia Bartoli. In January 2016 he embodies alongside Thomas Hampson and Mojca Erdmann the great explorer Robert Falcon Scott at the premiere of Miroslav Srnka's opera Southpole in MÜnchen, then he sings Alfredo in La traviata in London, Alessandro in Mozarts Il Re Pastore in Barcelona and Paris and Michel in Martinů Juliette in Berlin.
Rolando Villazon in 2007, exclusive artist for Deutsche Grammophon and renewed his contract in October 2012. On his first solo album for the yellow label, Cielo e mar in 2008, followed in the following years, trade Arias and albums Mexico! and La Strada / Songs from the Movies. 2012 appointed German gramophone tenor to her Verdi ambassador, and he took the album Villazon Verdi on, a tribute to the great Italian composer to his 200th birthday in 2013. In January 2014, a album with concert arias for tenor of Mozart, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano. appeared In October 2015 German Grammophon Released Villazón Treasures of Bel Canto, a collection of little-known songs from the four major Italian opera composer in orchestral versions, guest artist is Cecilia Bartoli. His other recordings La traviata, La Bohème and a duet album (all with Anna Netrebko) and Werther, added the DVDs Manon, Romeo et Juliette, The Waldbühne concert and L'elisir d'amore. In 2012 he started a project to accommodate all seven mature Mozart operas under the musical direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The first of these, Don Giovanni, appeared in 2012, followed by Così fan tutte 2013 The abduction from the Seraglio in july, 2015.
Worldwide demand for his vocal abilities and increasingly because of its clever directing, Rolando Villazón has now made as a writer a name. 2013 his first novel, Malabares, in Spain and Mexico. Translations were 2014 in France and Germany out. Villazón's Mexican writercolleague Jorge Volpi calls the book "fascinating first novel of a great artist."
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