Rolando performs double-duty at 2015 ECHO Klassik Awards


This Sunday, Rolando Villazón returns to his duties as co-host for the ECHO Klassik Awards for the fourth consecutive year. Joined by TV presenter Nina Eichinger, Rolando leads a celebration of achievements in classical music by German and international artists over the past year. ZDF broadcasts the sold-out festivities this Sunday evening at 22:00 CET.

Presented by the German music industry cultural institute Deutsche Phono-Akademie, the ECHO Klassik Awards take place this year at Berlin’s Konzerthaus. Among the honorees this year — which include Joyce DiDonato, Jonas Kaufmann, Lang Lang, and Sonya Yoncheva — is Rolando’s own production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. Captured on DVD and Blu-ray by Deutsche Grammophon, the spaghetti western-inspired performance also starred Rolando as Nemorino.

Rolando is the winner of nine ECHO Klassik Awards.

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