Rolando Villazon Cancels At The Vienna State Opera

(Credit: Villazon Official Website) The tenor has proven his versatility in a number of areas outside of the stage.

Rolando Villazon has canceled his upcoming performances at the Vienna State Opera of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore.”

The Vienna State Opera announced the news on Friday. Villazon cited illness and will be replaced by Jinxu Xiahou. The tenor was scheduled for performances on Jun 22, 25 and 28, 2017.

It marks the third high-profile cancellation for the tenor in the past months. It all began with cancellations at the Royal Opera House when he announced his withdrawal from “L’Elisir d’Amore” followed by a withdrawal at the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th-anniversary gala.

Unfortunately, Villazón had been on quite a run over the last few years after struggling with chronic cancellations between 2006-2010 due to vocal difficulties.

The tenor is still scheduled for “La Clemenza di Tito” at the Baden-Baden Festival, which will be recorded for Deutsche Grammophon. He is also scheduled for “Ariodante” at the Salzburg Festival and will go on tour with Ildar Abdrazakov.



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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

1 Comment on "Rolando Villazon Cancels At The Vienna State Opera"

  1. Like all artists of his class,Rolando has my tender feelings traveling his way upon recent cancellations. He is a humble,genuine person. And a very hard working artist. His performances are the best of best. He never disappoints. This is an artist of a highest caliber. The greatest tenor of our times. Health issues aside, he works unbelievably hard, so I hope he gives a proper attention to time-out. People of this world, like myself, need artists like Rolando Villazon. I listen and see his performances and delight in them daily.

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