Media and Hosting
Rolando Villazón has been profiled in numerous international newspapers and magazines and featured on television shows such as Germany’s Wetten, dass..? and Musical Showstar and the UK’s Royal Variety Show; documentaries on him have been televised in Austria, Germany, the UK, and France. He currently hosts his own daily programme on Germany’s KlassikRadio called “Klassik Radio – Furioso” and hosted a daily show on Radio Classique in France.
In 2010 he became a mentor and juror of the UK’s Pop Star to Opera Star, a role he repeated in the second series in 2011. He regularly presented TV programmes for the BBC and ZDF, where he was the host of the ECHO Klassik Gala and fronted several cultural programmes. Rolando Villazón presented his own series “Stars von morgen” on Arte TV for a decade, televised in France and Germany and is a frequent guest, both as mentor and juror, on KiKa’s “Dein Song”. In the fall of 2008 and throughout 2009, he starred in a feature film release of Puccini’s La bohème, directed by Oscar- and Emmy-nominated director Robert Dornhelm. In November 2022, he starred in the German feature fantasy film “The Magic Flute – Das Vermächtnis der Zauberflöte” directed by Florian Sigl. Alongside Jack Wolfe, Iwan Rheon and F. Murray Abraham, Rolando Villazón plays the role of a fictive Opera star called Enrico Milanesi.
Photo: Filming Stars von Morgen in Berlin, 2015 (© Thomas Ernst)