23/10/2014

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA - OPERA GALA VIENA 20/10/14

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ROLANDO VILLAZÓN, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA – OPERA GALA KONZERTHAUS WIEN 20.OCT.2014
 
A Firework of voices and full of musical colors
(... And a secret mission ...!)
 
Insulated from the eyes of the artists and the audience, some great composers have found at a clandestine meeting in a salon near the Great Hall in the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
«Oui, oui Messieurs, you have to realize that "our" french star tenor Rolando Villazón after the grand Entree with my Ouverture Le Roi de Lahore, the prayer of Rodrigo Ah! Tout est bien fini ... Ô Souverain, ô Juge, ô Père from Le Cid with fervor and beauty has sung.»
«And then - ma belle Pumeza Matshikiza that had made with my Elégie so much sweetness in her clear voice» reaffirmed the French composer Jules Massenet his opinion.
«No, no realmente! Rolando is not from france.  - Él habla Español!  Él es méxicano! Y nuestro gran  orgullo!» , responded eagerly the five Spanish composers.
«Oui, he speaks many languages, especially the language of music - our music» - rumbled a little bit angrily Georges Bizet - «but my duet Leïla! Leïla! Dieu puissant le ... voilà - these two artists were truly phenomenal and full of emotions.»
«Si, but much more my Lamento di Federico … È la solita storia ...!» - Francesco Cilea gushed enthusiastically - «Grazie, Signore Villazón! Davvero fantastico, meraviglioso! Rolando excelled impressively with his excellent voice, his passionate interpretation, with his deep feelings!! Indescribable, incomparable!! I had tears in my eyes!»
«Fantastico, eccellente!  - But please do not forget that Maestro Voronkov and the musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra Bohuslav Martinu have played my Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut with phenomenal dedication. And then two of my masterpieces ... Turandot and La Bohème! ... Signore, ascolta ...  -  del mia dolce Pumeza!» ... and Giacomo Puccini told in-between times with shining eyes that he was so enthusiastic about the duet «O soave fanciulla so touching, so emotional, with so much love and warmth! And those high notes! Grazie, Rolando e Pumeza! Grandioso, so must to be sung my operas!»
 
After the break, Gaetano Donizetti was in his element: «Mia Signori, prego ascolta mi, now my operas are the next, they are coming now! - My very revered composers, you must agree with me, that my Ouverture fromDon Pasquale was full of lightness and elegance played.» Donizetti reveled enthusiasticly «E mio Nemorino, Rolando – tu sei mio unico Nemorino!!!  With his Caro elisir! sei mio!… Tralala… Esulti pur la barbara … - is one of many reasons, that we all have to closed this great artist in our heart! This Rolando's a super talent, unique, an experience! He has a wonderful voice, a lot of imagination, burning passion, great sense of humor - a real stage presence! And his gorgeous aria Una furtiva lagrima, he sung glorious and hauntingly, beautifully!»
«Mio caro Gaetano», Giuseppe Verdi interrupts his colleague, «yes you're right, this Rolando is really unique, and he has always demonstrated his great talent and his marvelous voice in my "Viva Verdi-Concerts!" «But also Pumeza Matshikiza previously has sung with beautiful colors Sul fil d'un soffio etesio, when Nanetta calls the fairies out of their hiding places from the flower garden ... »
«Si, si, finally our Spanish works begin to shine!» rejoice the spanish composers.
«So my Intermediate from La boda de Luis Alonso is fully of Spanish temperament, muy buenos músicos y gran Maestro Voronkov!» Gerónimo Giménez noticed.

Reveriano Soutullo and Juan Vert radiated with pride and cried «Un sueño! Un gran éxito!... As Rolando has sung a fiery passionate performance from their Zarzuela La Soto del Parral with Ya mis horas felices  ... he has ravished the audience to a rapturous storm of applause ....!»

«And how fully of temperament is Pumeza with Oh! La pitoyable aventure from my L'heure espangnole!», Maurice Ravel happily narrated.
«Rolando Villazon - ¡Vaya un torero! And Pumeza Matshikiza his pretty gypsy woman! These two grand artists had sung full of passion and brilliance my composition Si, quiero torero sé from El gato montés and both have an excellent chemistry!» raved the spanish Zarzuela Composer Manuel Moreno Penella.
 
While the composers have discussed full of infatuation about this beautiful concert, there were four "bises":
Pablo Sorozábal was so inspired by Rolando powerful performance and his passionate feelings with the Zarzuela No puede ser from La tabernera del puerto, so that the composer nearly fell from his armchair.
Leonard Bernstein appeased the spirited spanish composer: «Hey man, do not so crazy! Pablo, don't make so much noise, that the people in the Great Concert Hall can perhaps hear you! - Listen dear, how beautiful Tony and Maria - oh sorry, of course I mean Rolando and Pumeza - sing from my musical West Side Story ... Tonight, tonight» - the American composer closes his eyes for a long moment and hummed the melody.
Miriam Makeba and Jerry Ragovoy - who had now come into the salon to the composer - jumped up from their seats, bobbed their bodies in dance rhythm to Pata, Pata, clapped their hands and shouted pleased: «Hey, this fantastic guy and this nice girl - finally brings our Hit!!! Wow, they both are great opera singers and Pumeza & Rolando make a perfect performance with our great song!»
The other composers were so fascinated by the rhythms and immediately they wanted to dance to this song.
«Signori, Signori - silenzio, silenzio!» - Giuseppe Verdi weighs his head thoughtful and begs his excited gentlemen composers around a little consideration. «In the great hall the artists still are singing! But as you hear dear gentlemen, the great feast of my opera La Traviata is in full swing. It sounds so, as if the people in the Great Concert Hall all laugh and celebrate! Come let us with my Brindisi also celebrate!»
 
And then, secretly the composers left the Salon at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
Much later, the Billetteure and the staff from Konzerthaus were surprised, why in the salon several chairs and armchairs are standing so muddled, although this room was closed for the public ... ;-)
 
Great enthusiasm in the audience, thunderous applause, standing ovations, flowers and ... radiant faces - from the artists and the audiance!
 
Concerto grandioso! Mille grazie a tutti and to the "one and only" Rolando! And also Pumeza!
 
Cordial greetings
Edith from Vienna

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20/10/2014

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN EN DOS VIDEOS: FELICITACIÓN A UDO JÜRGENS (ZDF) Y PROGRAMA "ERLESEN" (ORF)

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Rolando Villazón ha iniciado su gira Galas de Ópera con Pumeza Matshikiza, con gran éxito en Zlín, Londres y Moscú, y prosigue con estos conciertos en Viena (20/10), Paris (22/10), Hamburg (28/10), Düsseldorf (1/11), Munich (4/11), Helsinki (8/11), Aalborg (13/11) y Hannover (26/11).

Entre medio, parace que debe estar haciendo muchas otras cosas más,como la preparación de sus próximas direcciones escénicas de 2015: "Viva la mamma" (enero en Viena), "La Rondine" (marzo en Berlin) y La Traviata (mayo en Baden Baden).

Y también debe estar escribiendo sus próximas novelas, ilustrando algún libro, presentando algún programa de TV y apareciendo como invitado en otros....y seguro que me olvido de bastantes cosas.

A ese apartado de las apariciones en TV pertenecen estos dos vídeos, el primero de su participación en forma de vídeo de felicitación, el pasado sábado 18 de octubre, en la Gala "Mitten im Leben", de la cadena alemana ZDF,  para celebrar el 80 aniversario de Udo Jürgens, y el segundo de su participación en el programa de libros "erLesen", de la austríaca ORF.






19/10/2014

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA - OPERA GALA MOSCÚ 17/10/14

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Warm and bright sunshine under the cold and dark sky of Moscow
Moscow people are fine connoisseurs in music and greatly passionate music lovers. To perform in this city, is certainly a special experience for the artists. The acoustics of the beautiful and architecturally very interesting Tchaikovsky Hall are excellent, one has the impression of sitting under a fantastic and rich rain of sounds. After 2006, Rolando returned to delight the audience.
This time, we had the Moscow Symphonic Orchestra. Its sound is magnificent, very round, providing deep warmth and great cleanness of tone. Under the baton of Maestro Voronkov, the 'solos' of the orchestra were also great moments, we had colourful music in Massenet's 'The King of Lahore', heartrending notes in Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' and particularly effervescent moments in 'The Wedding of Luís Alonso'. Maestro Voronkov offered all sophisticated and refined details of these challenging pieces. Great precision in each note, warm sound of the violins, perfection with wind instruments.
Pumeza Matshikiza sang with sweetness the 'Elegy' of Massenet, and her voice was beautiful in 'Signore ascolta'. Her version of this aria is somehow different from the traditional or habitual one. In her Liu, I felt more authority, a more 'hard' woman as usual, and she finished this aria with a, for me, unusual solution. In the Ravel piece, Pumeza Matshikiza was brilliant. In the duets, she was a passionate partner of Rolando.
ROLANDO
He gives me chills every time I hear his voice. No matter what he sings, it always sounds like 'Fire'.
'El Cid' is one of the greatest arias of Rolando. In Moscow, from the very first notes, 'Ah, tout est bien fini', I felt in every moment a particular passion. Each note, each word was sung with a heartrending beauty.
In the duet of 'Les Pecheurs de perles' too, his voice offered the full scale of emotions: love, hope, despair, happiness... The magic of the voice was limitless when he sang: 'Ton coeur n'a pas compris le mien, au sein de la nuit parfumée...'. 
Each evening, in each performance, Rolando offers us a new and different world. But my vocabulary is not wide enough, to extensively describe all these new and fabulous experiences. It is far too limited to allow me to adequately write about his voice and to find new superlatives.
'Lamento di Federico' - each time, the greatest experience for me. Every note comes from his soul with the deepest passion.  In Moscow too, he stole the attention of the audience completely, and when he finished, the public cheered with a thunderous explosion of applause and a rain of flowers.   
In 'Caro elisir', the spectators were captivated by the powerful stage presence of Rolando who felt totally comfortable and free on stage, knowing that people are loving his performance.
For 'Una furtiva lágrima', 'Ya mis horas felices' and ''No puede ser', I have always the same (and very personal) feeling: I cannot imagine these musics with another voice. For me, the voice of Rolando is the unique one to sing them.
This time too, we had 4 encores. In 'Brindisi', during the orchestral part, Rolando jumped off the stage for dancing with a lady, then he jumped back to the stage for singing the rest of this beautiful duet
With his ardent, fervent, burning passion, his enthusiasm and his commitment to each piece, Rolando ignited the audience of the Tchaikovsky hall. Standing ovations, rain of bravos and flowers,  thunderous applause.
Another glorious evening in this series of concerts!
GRACIAS, ROLANDO!

Eleonore



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16/10/2014

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA - OPERA GALA LONDON 14/10/14

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I read a few days ago that the 2,500 seat Royal Festival Hall was set to be only half-full for this concert, if so, there must have been a late rush for tickets!!  I could not see any free seats from my position in the Hall and even heard a security guard trying to sort out a problem with two audience members who both had tickets for the same seat!  The concert attracted a nicely mixed crowd of old and young attendees and, from what I could tell, classical music aficionados, Rolando-fans and people who had come looking for something new.

Wow, they were in for a treat!  Rolando began with 'O souverain, o juge, o pere' - he strode onto the stage somberly dressed in a black suit, gripped the bar of the conductor's podium [forgive me if I've got the terminology wrong :) ] and gazed at the audience like a man about to climb a mountain or face a firing squad.  The atmosphere was instantly charged before the first note and the tension grew through the beautifully consoling music of the introduction.  And then Rolando sang.  Plaintively, powerfully, sublimely.  A hero trying to find his courage and surrender his fate to God.  Each gesture perfectly suited to telegraph hope and fear until the strong affirmative trust of that last note.  A little silence at the end and then the tension left his body as he relaxed into the audience's enthusiastic applause.  Where do those characters go when Rolando releases them?

Rolando's concert partner, Pumeza Matshikiza, also dressed elegantly in black, continued the mood and sang a piece I had not heard before, 'Elegie', by Massenet.  This aria seemed to have an unsettling, febrile melancholy which was heightened by the sense you get when listening to Pumeza's rich voice that you are listening to an old recording (in a good way!).

And then the first duet!!  'Leila! Leila! Dieu puissant ...'.  Energetic and dynamic as Leila tries to reject Nadir and then passionate and dreamy as they recall and rekindle their love.  Rolando and Pumeza's voices blended well together and they had great chemistry especially considering that this was only the second concert of their tour.

Rolando's second solo aria was 'E la solita storia del pastore'.  I have always been struck by how much sadness and longing Rolando injects into this aria in his recordings but in this performance I was awed by the amount of anguish, pain and anger he communicated. Rolando's voice rang strongly through the Hall which seemed to reverberate in a kind of shock to his last cry of 'Ahime!'  There was a sort of 'whoosh' as the audience remembered to breathe again followed by thunderous applause.  I felt in strong need of a cup of tea and a lie down after this mesmeric performance and was still recovering as Pumeza sang an enjoyable 'Signore ascolta!' from Turandot.

The last duet before the interval seemed to have arrived in no time at all.  'O soave fanciulla' was touchingly and convincingly performed.  The orchestra was a little over-powering at times but it did not ruin the performance and I loved the delighted relish Rolando managed to convey in Rodolfo's cheeky 'E al ritorno?'

After the fire and fury of the first half we enjoyed the fun and frolics of the second beginning with the overture from Don Pasquale.  The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra under Guerassim Voronkov clearly enjoyed this piece; it was full of energy and playfulness and occasionally you would see a musician smiling to themselves or catch a smile from  musician to conductor.

After the applause died down, Rolando sauntered onto the stage cradling a bottle of beer for a superbly entertaining 'Caro elisir'.  The following duet, 'Esulti pur la barbara'  staged on the theme 'Anything you can do, I can do better' reminded me of a Hollywood screwball comedy.  Pumeza made a witty and vivacious Adina and Rolando a blissfully newly-confident and swaggering Nemorino.  Rolando's shiny shoes and eyes twinkled as he danced up and down the stage to the increasing annoyance and exasperation of his Adina.

Another well-performed aria from Pumeza and then one of the jewels of Rolando's repertoire and this concert -  'Una furtiva lagrima'.   Rolando always performs this aria in a way that takes you on a journey as Nemorino works his way to the wonderful discovery that Adina really does love him.  I can only marvel at how Rolando makes it seem as if each thought has come spontaneously to Nemorino, portraying all at once delight, surprise, wonder and humility whilst at the same time singing  such a difficult aria with such breathtaking beauty. 

The zarzuela arias and duets were special, particularly 'Ya mis horas felices' - sparkling and shimmering with colours like a bull-fighter's costume and brimming with pride and passion.  By this time in the concert Pumeza and Rolando were singing with a freedom and verve that was really exciting and 'Si torero quiero se' ended the official program on a wonderful high.

After sustained applause, there were encores to enjoy - the brilliant 'Pata Pata' in the Xhosa language of South Africa [Rolando explained in advance the consonant click and then duly inserted them into his verses of the song with the joy and precision of a man carefully placing a prized object on shelf of treasured possessions], 'Tonight, tonight' and then 'Brindisi', greeted with a cheer by the audience and rewarded with a standing ovation.

As the audience finally left the concert hall there was an excited hubbub and it felt like we'd all just left the best party ever.  There was no signing afterwards, perhaps due to the late finish or demanding program, but Rolando met many fans and well-wishers at the Stage Door and was extremely generous with his time.  He also mentioned that he would be back in London at some point in the future (2015/16?) for 'L'Elisir D'Amore'!!!!!  Yay!!!!!!!!

Sarah

Thank you very much to Sarah and Anne

Read another very interesting review, by Leeann Chen:


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13/10/2014

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA - OPERA GALA ZLÍN 11/10/14

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Rolando Villazón inició el pasado sábado en la ciudad checa de Zlín su gira de conciertos con arias de ópera y zarzuela, que le llevará por importantes teatros y auditorios europeos en las próximas semanas, acompañado de la soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, y del director Guerassim Voronkov. 
 Esta vez tenemos el lujo de tener dos crónicas complementarias, de Ivana y de Eleonore, ¡muchas gracias a las dos!

R. Villazón  et Pumeza Matshikiza  à Zlin – 11.10.2014

Zlín est une petite ville de Moravie, mais elle dispose d'un nouveau Centre de congrès moderne. Le bâtiment a été conçu par l'architecte Eva Jiřičná et a ouvert en 2011.
Fiharmonie Bohuslava Martinů Orchestra existe depuis 1946 et elle est reconnue dans le monde de la musique classique. Tournée de concerts avec cette star -  ténor mondial est un événement extraordinaire pour les musiciens, mais aussi pour la ville et ses habitants.
Le concert était sold out et il était un grand événement social. Beaucoup de visiteursétaient pas des experts d´ opéra ou la musique classique, ils sont venus à la fameuse étoile – Rolando Villazón.
Et par les commentaires  je peux dire qu'ils n'ont pas été déçus! Au contraire, ils étaient excités et étonnés par son charmants manières, l'esprit, la spontanéité, la joie de la musique et le chant.
Avec  sa façon typique, très énergique, l'orchestre a été dirigé par maestro Guérassim Voronkov. Le premier morceau était un prélude à l'opéra Roi de Lahore par J. Massenet et puis vint RV (il était vêtu d'une veste noire avec bordure violet, il l'avait déjà à d'autres concerts). Ah! Tout est bien fini, il est mon air préféré et et il chante très bien. Le point culminant de la première partie a été pour moi E la solita storia del pastore , RV chante à merveille et le public a répondu avec enthousiasme. Le public a répondu avec enthousiasme aussi  à duet O soave fanciulla  avec le départ des deux chanteurs dans le foyer. L´amour ! L´amour !
Dans la deuxième partie, le public a eu beaucoup de plaisir avec  Caro elisir sei mio, une bière traditionnelle comme un élixir et danse au rythme.RV était vêtu d'une veste de velours rouge et puis aussi le même veston. (Pardon, mais je pense  qu'il ne sera pas dépenser beaucoup d'argent par les vêtements. Aussi cette robe les spectateurs ont vu. Je ne parle pas pour critiquer !! Au contraire !)
Un autre air incroyable a été Ya mis horas felices. Superbement chanté!
Quatre bis – Non puede ser – formidable ! Tonight et la dernière  traditionnelle brindisi de La Traviata. La troisième bis était (selon les explications RV) chanson africaine en langue maternelle de Pumeza - très amusante, RV était dans son élément !
RV a eu quelques problèmes dans l'aria Una furtiva lagrima - avec la prononciation, l'orchestre a également eu plusieurs inexactitudes, mais il est première, un peu de compréhensionmessieurs les critiques ( et madames aussi !!), je vous prie!
En ce qui concerne Pumezaje n'ai pas une vision claire. Je l'ai vu et entendu pour la première fois (dans l'enregistrement de Don Carlo, je n'ai pas remarqué).  Sa voix est très claire, elle chante sans effort, facilement, elle peut la figure également,, jouer,, elle agit naturellement et modestement, nous allons voir si elle attend l'avenir stellaire !!
Après le concert était une rencontre de signature avec de nombreux auditeurs enthousiastes (principalement avec beaucoup de spectatrices enchantées). Pour RV et PM trois canettes de bière (et  l'eau bien sûr) et la grande joie  du lancement réussi de la tournée pour nous tous !
Donc toi toi toi de tout  cœur à d'autres concerts !

Ivana


An embarrassment of riches

After three thematic concert series (Bel canto, Verdi, Mozart),  this time Rolando offers a big  showcase for enchanting us with his incredibly colourful musical values. Three great partners accompany him in this program: Pumeza Matshikiza, Guerassim Voronkov and the Bohuslav  Martinu orchestra.
After a first occasion, it is difficult to evaluate the voice and the art of Pumeza Matshikiza. Her voice is  big, clear, she has beautiful pianissimi, sweetness and flexibility in her voice, she was a funny partner in the 'Elisir duo', and sang a beautiful 'Signore, ascolta', but one evening is not enough to make a right judgment.
In this hall with its perfect acoustics, we could here the rich sound of the orquestra underlined and enhanced by the dynamic, strongly personal and very empathic conducting of Maestro Voronkov, that I loved in his concerts with Rolando. There were a few minor inaccuracies and imprecisions, for example, with the wind instruments, but we attended the opening of this series, and the pieces are dfficult and some of them only rarely performed.   
Rolando started with Rodrigo's aria from El Cid, a best choice to fascinate completely the audience already in the very first moments of the concert. This music and this character are created for Rolando, he excels in expressing pain and despair, but also the deepest faith of Rodrigo. Rolando captures both drama and especially music with his soulful voice. Every time I hear this aria, I am mesmerized by the different shades he gives the words "O souverain, o juge, o pere", and by the way he sings 'Seigneur, je me soumets'.
This was the first time for me to hear live the "Lamento di Federico", one of my greatest loves with his voice since the 'Italian Opera Arias' CD.
To listen to this aria sang with the actual voice of Rolando, was a special and a particularly exceptional  gift. From the first notes to the last, I had tears in my eyes, and listened with closed eyes.  Moments of celestial beauty with infinite softness and sensibility!   'Anch'io vorrei dormir cosí...' - indescribable...

In  this first part, we had a duet from 'Les Pecheurs de Perles' and  'O soave fanciulla' with an extremely gorgeous,  exquisite and brilliant singing.    
There was standing ovations even after the first part!!!
In the second part, in 'Caro elisir, sei mio', Rolando offered uncountable new and amusing gestures, lively ideas, he charmed the audience who highly appreciated his performance.
And came one of his signature arias, 'Una Furtiva Lágrima'. Impossible to say how many times I heard it with him. Rolando has the magic to find every time unknown colours, to offer new feelings, to accentuate different words. Love the final part with his fabulous long-held notes.  The audience adored.
After the concert in Barcelona in 2011, now I had the greatest happiness to hear once again 'Ya mis horas felices'.  And for this song, I must keep silent,  the singing and the performing art of Rolando being the only ones that can describe themselves.  Words are unworthy. His power and charisma were irresistible.
In 'Si, Toréro quiero sé', we had a fantastic atmosphere!
To give a final 'knock out' to the audience, Roland sang 'No puede ser' as one of the four (!!!) encores.  How to find the right words to appreciate it enough? Again and again ... tears ...
'Tonight, tonight' was finest! We had also an african song and the 'Brindisi' to close this sparkling, shining, bright evening accompanied by standing ovations after the different pieces and after the end of the concert!
Picking only one highlight from such an embarrassment of choice is hard. For me, the Number One of this evening was the 'Lamento', as Primus inter pares with 'El Cid',  'Ya mis horas felices' and 'No puede ser'.  
GRACIAS, ROLANDO! 

Eleonore


Programa


Massenet
Le Roi de Lahore, Ouverture (Orchestre)
Le Cid, « Ah! Tout est bien fini… Ô Souverain, ô Juge, ô Père » (Rolando Villazón)
Élégie (Pumeza Matshikiza)
Bizet
Les Pêcheurs de perles, « Leïla! Leïla! Dieu puissant le voilà… » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)
Puccini
Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo (Orchestre)
Cilea
L’Arlesiana, « È la solita storia del pastore » (Rolando Villazón)
Puccini
Turandot, « Signore, ascolta! » (Pumeza Matshikiza)
La Bohème, « O soave fanciulla » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’amore, Ouverture (Orchestre)
L’Elisir d’amore, « Caro elisir! sei mio!… Tralala… Esulti pur la barbara » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)
Verdi
Falstaff, « Sul fil d’un soffio etesio » (Pumeza Matshikiza)
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’amore, « Una furtiva lagrima » (Rolando Villazón)
Giménez
La boda de Luis Alonso, Ouverture (Orchestre)
Soutullo & Vert
La del Soto del Parral, « Ya mis horas felices » (Rolando Villazón)
Ravel
L’Heure espagnole, « Oh! La pitoyable aventure » (Pumeza Matshikiza)
Penella Moreno
El gato montés, « Sí, Torero quiero sé » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)

BIS

No puede ser ( La tabernera del puerto, Pablo Sorozábal)

Tonight, tonight (West Side Story, L.Bernstein-S.Sondheim)

Canción africana

Brindisi de La traviata (G.Verdi)




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9/10/2014

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN APLAUDE A CECILIA BARTOLI, PRESENTA "KUNSTSTÜCKE" E INICIA GIRA CON PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA

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Rolando Villazón está punto ya de iniciar su gira europea de conciertos de arias y duos de ópera y zarzuela, con la soprano Pumeza Matshikiza en la ciudad checa de Zlìn, el próximo sábado 11 de octubre. Parece que el programa será el siguiente (sacado del TCE de Paris):


Airs et duos d’opéra et de zarzuela

Massenet
Le Roi de Lahore, Ouverture (Orchestre)
Le Cid, « Ah! Tout est bien fini… Ô Souverain, ô Juge, ô Père » (Rolando Villazón)
Élégie (Pumeza Matshikiza)
Bizet
Les Pêcheurs de perles, « Leïla! Leïla! Dieu puissant le voilà… » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)
Puccini
Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo (Orchestre)
Cilea
L’Arlesiana, « È la solita storia del pastore » (Rolando Villazón)
Puccini
Turandot, « Signore, ascolta! » (Pumeza Matshikiza)
La Bohème, « O soave fanciulla » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’amore, Ouverture (Orchestre)
L’Elisir d’amore, « Caro elisir! sei mio!… Tralala… Esulti pur la barbara » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)
Verdi
Falstaff, « Sul fil d’un soffio etesio » (Pumeza Matshikiza)
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’amore, « Una furtiva lagrima » (Rolando Villazón)
Giménez
La boda de Luis Alonso, Ouverture (Orchestre)
Soutullo & Vert
La del Soto del Parral, « Ya mis horas felices » (Rolando Villazón)
Ravel
L’Heure espagnole, « Oh! La pitoyable aventure » (Pumeza Matshikiza)
Penella Moreno
El gato montés, « Sí, Torero quiero sé » (Pumeza Matshikiza & Rolando Villazón)



Pero antes, ha hecho otra gira, literaria, por varias ciudades alemanas, presentando Kunststücke , la edición en alemán de su primera novela Malabares.

Anne estuvo presente ayer 8 de cotubre en Cologne, y nos envia este mensaje y fotos. Danke schön!
Some photos from the signing session in Cologne -- " Lesung Kunststücke " :-) Rolando was amazing as ever when he become the chance to talk about his life and his profession :-))

fotos: Anne









Y un par de dias antes, concretamente el 6 de octubre, estuvo, entusiástico, como podéis comprobar, junto con su esposa Lucía, en primera fila del concierto de presentación de "St. Petersburg"; nuevo álbum de Cecilia Bartoli en el Palacio de Versailles.

fotos: Facebook Cecilia Bartoli