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Rolando Villazon explains his vocal crisis

From today’s revealing interview wth Zachary Woolfe in the New York Times:. … “It was for me very important to reestablish myself, to reposition as a tenor,” Villazón said. But the long period of uncertainty and tweaks to his technique had left their mark, and he began to lose confidence in himself and his instrument.
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Rolando Villazón to Celebrate 50th Birthday

Rolando Villazón will celebrate his 50th birthday with a concert “Cinquentañero.”. The concert, which will be held on Feb. 21, 2022, one day before his 50th birthday, will take place at the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg. Many of Villazón’s closest collaborators will celebrate the famed tenor’s milestone birthday including Daniel Barenboim,...
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Rolando Villazón to Present Recital at the Pittsburgh Opera

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumnus Rolando Villazón is set to return to Pittsburgh for a recital to benefit Pittsburgh Opera’s acclaimed Resident Artist Program. The recital will be held on Nov. 21, 2021 at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters with pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson. In a statement, the tenor said, “Being a Pittsburgh...

Rolando Villazon on the passion of Latin American folk songs: 'They hit your heart'

Latin American music is not all celebratory. Away from the fiesta vibes and pulsating rhythms, there is a body of folks songs tracing the turbulence and heartache the continent has endured over the centuries. Some of these works will be presented in a recital at the Cultural Foundation in Abu...