Rolando Villazón

(b. 1972)

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(b Mexico City, 1972).

Mexican tenor. Joined Espacios Acad. for Perf. Arts 1983. Taught by Arturo Nieto 1990. Entered Mex. Nat. Cons. of Mus. 1992 to study with Enrique Jaso. Sang as student in La scala di seta, Il Signor Bruschino, and Il re pastore, then was taught by Gabriel Mijares. Prof. début Mexico City 1996 (Parpignol in La bohème). Member of Pittsburgh Opera young artists' programme 1998, singing in Lucia di Lammermoor and Vanessa. Eur. début Genoa 1999 (Des Grieux in Manon). Paris début 2000 (Alfredo in La traviata), Glyndebourne 2003 (Rodolfo), CG 2004 (Hoffmann), NY Met 2004 (Alfredo), Salzburg Fest. 2005 (Alfredo).

Subjects: Opera.

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