Rolando’s “heart-rending” Verdi Requiem in Vienna acclaimed by critics
Rolando’s return to the Vienna Staatsoper with the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem was a great success with audience and critics alike. Vienna’s Kurier remarked on the performance “Villazón displayed very moving expressions, and gave his all: we have not heard him sing this energetically and expansively in a while. He gave his best, and the audience thanked him lovingly.” Of the performance, which was conducted by Daniel Barenboim, Der Standard lauded “In sum, Rolando Villazón displayed well-regulated and supple vocal lines.” Rolando follows up his performance in Vienna with several television appearances in the coming weeks, including an appearance on ZDF Morgenmagazin on September 22, NDR’s talk show “3 nach 9” on September 30, and finally the ECHO Klassik Awards broadcast from Berlin on October 2. On September 26, he begins rehearsals for the new production of Les contes d’Hoffmann in Munich.