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Rolando Villazon artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

classical music icons

December 27, 2009 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin some notable classical recordings of the past decade.

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April 4, 2009 A fascinating new 20-CD release from EMI documents the history of singers over the last 109 years.

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August 16, 2008 Author William Berger sizes up two new recordings of Puccini's best-known opera.

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April 27, 2008 The opera singer speaks candidly about a career that bolted to the top, then came crashing down.

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April 4, 2009 A fascinating new 20-CD release from EMI documents the history of singers over the last 109 years.

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Don't be caught fishing for facts about Verdi on the bicentennial of his birth.

October 9, 2013 Know your Traviata from your Trovatore? Explore music by the operatic genius on his bicentennial.

Susan Graham and Rolando Villazon

October 30, 2009 A Christmas Eve suicide makes Massenet's thrilling opera one of the saddest ever composed.

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December 21, 2007 From Minnesota to Venezuela, this list of 2007's top classical discs spans continents and eras.

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Italian Opera Arias

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  • Album: Italian Opera Arias
  • Artist: Rolando Villazón
  • Label: Virgin
 

Verdi: Falstaff

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  • Album: Verdi: Falstaff
  • Artist: Bryn Terfel
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2001
 

Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

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  • Album: Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
  • Artist: Claudio Abbado
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2010
 

Verdi: La Traviata

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  • Album: Verdi: La Traviata
  • Artist: Rolando Villazón
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2005
 

Icon: Franco Corelli

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  • Album: Icon: Franco Corelli
  • Artist: Franco Corelli
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2009
 

Verdi: Preludes; Ballet Music; Opera Choruses

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  • Album: Verdi: Preludes; Ballet Music; Opera Choruses
  • Artist: Riccardo Muti
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Released: 2013
 

Gounod, Massenet: Arias

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  • Album: Gounod, Massenet: Arias
  • Artist: Rolando Villazón
  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 2005
 

The Record Of Singingm Vols. 1-4

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  • Album: The Record Of Singingm Vols. 1-4
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: EMI
 

The Record Of Singing Vol. 5

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  • Album: The Record Of Singing Vol. 5
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: EMI
 

Puccini: La Bohème

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  • Album: Puccini: La Bohème
  • Artist: Bertrand de Billy
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2008
 

Puccini: La Bohème

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  • Album: Puccini: La Bohème
  • Artist: Robert Spano
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2008
 

Cielo e Mar

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  • Album: Cielo e Mar
  • Artist: Rolando Villazón
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2008
 

Lux Aurumque

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  • Album: Lux Aurumque
  • Artist: Dale Warland Singers
  • Label: Gothic
  • Released: 2007
 

Folk Songs

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  • Album: Folk Songs
  • Artist: Trio Mediaeval
  • Label: ECM
  • Released: 2007
 

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

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  • Album: Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
  • Artist: Yundi Li
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
 

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

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  • Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 5
  • Artist: Gustavo Dudamel
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007
 

Improvisata: Sinfonie con titoli

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  • Album: Improvisata: Sinfonie con titoli
  • Artist: Fabio Biondi
  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 2007
 

American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell

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  • Album: American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell
  • Artist: Rachel Barton Pine
  • Label: Cedille
  • Released: 2007
 

Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4; Sinfonia concertante

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  • Album: Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4; Sinfonia concertante
  • Artist: Maxim Vengerov
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 2007
 

Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets

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  • Album: Anna Netrebko & Rolando Villazón: Duets
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2007