Villazon embarks on European recital tour

Before returning to London this May to sing the title role in Werther at Covent Garden, Rolando Villazón turns his attention to the more intimate genre of the piano/vocal recital.  He embarks on a four-city tour with pianist Gerold Huber beginning March 1 in Essen, Germany and culminating in a performance at Vienna’s hallowed Musikverein on March 11.  For each of the performances, they present a program that includes Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe (The Poet’s Love) as well as chanson by Massenet, Faure, and Duparc.  Other stops on the tour include Stuttgart on March 5 and Nuernberg on March 8.