Rolando Villazón to Present Recital at the Pittsburgh Opera

By Francisco Salazar

Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumnus Rolando Villazón is set to return to Pittsburgh for a recital to benefit Pittsburgh Opera’s acclaimed Resident Artist Program.

The recital will be held on Nov. 21, 2021 at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters with pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson.

In a statement, the tenor said, “Being a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist was a wonderful, transformative experience. In fact, I could not imagine having been in a better place as a young artist on the verge of an international career and I am happy to have this opportunity to help raise money for the next generation of opera stars.”

There are limited tickets and patrons have the opportunity to add an exclusive post-recital dinner with Villazón at Senti Restaurant in Lawrenceville.

Villazón is one of the most sought-after performers of his generation. He has sung at the Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House and is slated to return to the Metropolitan Opera this season. He is an exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon and has received such pries as the Chévalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, acts as ambassador for the Red Noses Clown Doctors International charity, and is a member of the Collège de Pataphysique Paris.