Rolando returns to the American stage singing Verdi with Philadelphia Orchestra


Next week, Rolando Villazón returns to the American stage as a featured soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Verdi’s splendid Requiem, with performances at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center (October 19, 20, 21) and New York’s Carnegie Hall (October 23). French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who begins his tenure as Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra this season, will lead a stellar ensemble that includes Rolando, soprano Marina Poplavskaya, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, bass Mikhail Petrenko, and the Wesminster Symphonic Choir.

The music of Verdi figures prominently in Rolando’s season. In November, Deutsche Grammophon releases his latest solo album, an all-Verdi disc with the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino led by Gianandrea Noseda. In the spring, Rolando takes these Verdi arias on tour, traveling to Germany, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland.