Rolando explores bel canto art song on European tour
Rolando sets off on a European concert tour, performing art songs by Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini, and Vincenzo Bellini with the Nuevo Mundo Chamber Orchestra. Rolando begins in Baden-Baden, where he gives an Gala Concert at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus on March 30. He continues his tour in France, where he and the Orchestra perform at the newly restored Opéra Royal at Versailles (April 2). From there, they head to Munich (April 5), Vienna (April 10), and cap off their tour in Prague (April 13).
For Rolando, “[t]o explore these Lieder is comparable to studying the lesser known paintings of the great artists. They tend to be forgotten only because the larger paintings are considerably more famous. These seemingly smaller works, these sketches, are exceptional works in themselves and deserve just as much attention.” Rolando’s performances with the Nuevo Mundo Chamber Orchestra take a new approach to this repertoire: instead of piano accompaniment, these bel canto treasures will be performed with orchestral arrangements composed specifically for this tour.