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Rolando Villazon Sings Verdi

Villazon,Rolando
Release Date: 01/22/2013 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 357112   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón
Conductor:  Marcello ViottiMichel PlassonAntonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony OrchestraSanta Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Whether glowing with lyric charm or smouldering with dark and dangerous passion, Rolando Villazon proves irresistible in his vocal and dramatic intensity. From such popular favourites as Rigoletto and La traviata to the epic tragedy of Don Carlo and the soaring spirituality of the Requiem, he brings each of these glorious Verdi scenes and arias grippingly to life. Whether glowing with lyric charm or smouldering with dark and dangerous passion, Rolando Villazon proves irresistible in his vocal and dramatic intensity. From such popular favourites as Rigoletto and La traviata to the epic tragedy of Don Carlo and the soaring spirituality of the Requiem, he brings each of these glorious Verdi scenes and arias grippingly to life. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Don Carlos: Io l'ho perduta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/2003 
Venue:  Studio no 1, Bavarian Radio, Munich 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
8.
Ernani: Odi il voto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
9.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 

Sound Samples

Rigoletto: La donna è mobile (Duca)
Rigoletto, Act 3: "La donna è mobile" ( Il Duca): Verdi: Rigoletto, Act 3: "La donna è mobile" ( Il Duca)
La Traviata: Scena, aria e cabaletta: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti...O mio rimorso (Alfredo)
La Traviata: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti...O mio rimorso
Un ballo in maschera, Act III, Scene 2: Somma: "Ma se m'è forza perderti" (Riccardo/Choir)
Un ballo in maschera, Act III, Scene 2: Somma: "Ma se m'è forza perderti" (Riccardo/Choir)
Ernani: Piave, after Victor Hugo: "Odi il voto... sprezzo la vita" (Ernani/Choir)
Ernani: Piave, after Victor Hugo: "Odi il voto... sprezzo la vita" (Ernani/Choir)
I Lombardi: Act 1: La mia letizia i lombardi alla prima crociata
I Lombardi: Cavatina: La mia letizia (Oronte)
Don Carlo: Acte I: Io l'ho perduta lo la vidi (Carlo)
Don Carlo: Acte I: Io l'ho perduta lo la vidi (Carlo)
Macbeth: Act 4: O figli... Ah! La paterna mano
Macbeth: Act 4: O figli... Ah! La paterna mano
Rigoletto: Ella mi fu rapita... Parmi veder
Rigoletto: Ella mi fu rapita... Parmi veder
Messa da Requiem, Sequenza: Ingemisco
Messa da Requiem, Sequenza: Ingemisco

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