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10 feb. 2012


En este post del año pasado ya adelanté algo que ahora se ha confirmado: Rolando Villazón cantará en el Festival de Verbier 2012, concretamente el 4 de agosto.

En el post se recogía una información de la web de Universal Music, donde se apuntaba que el acompañamiento musical correría a cargo de Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble, dirigidos por Marc Minkowski.

En cambio, el programa del Festival nos dice que el concierto será en la Salle Combins, y que Minkowski dirigirá la VFCO (Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra). Si en un principio podíamos pensar que el repertorio iba a ser barroco (por Les Musiciens), el programa nos indica que se interpretarán composiciones de Kurt Weill y Beethoven

Las entradas ya están a la venta para los friends del Festival, y estarán disponibles para el público en general a partir del 12 de marzo.

4 comentarios:

  1. Cuantas cosos buenas ofrece siempre ese festival...!
    Espero que después se puedan conseguir algunas imágenes casi tan estupendas como de anteriores ediciones.
    Veo que Sylvia Schwartz ya es una habitual en Verbier.

  2. It's so exciting to see all of the wonderful new projects on the horizon for Rolando! More Mozart, the sublime Requiem in the U.S., and now the festivals!

    But, wait! This is just the beginning. There is so much more to come!

    A Day in the Life of Rolando Villazón

    5:00 am: Wakened by a loud alarm clock and catapults out of bed.

    5:05 Breakfast consisting of a banana and another banana and a big bowl of Coco Puffs.

    5:10 Off to the study to read something bright and cheerful to start the day; can’t decide between Nietzsche, Kant, and Schopenhauer.

    6:10 Joggling Lalique crystal goblets up and down the steps of Sacré-Cœur; not challenging enough; decides to do it blindfolded; backwards; now THAT was fun.

    8:02 Call from Maestro Nézet-Séguin to discuss the upcoming Requiem at Carnegie Hall and whether the choreography is really necessary at all. Joint decision that, well, it’s America, and they always expect a big production number.

    8:45 Begins work on his latest directorial project, a new opera based on "The Origin of Species." Decides that he will also star as Darwin, but is having problems casting the Galapagos turtles.

    9:30 Twiddling his thumbs, looking for something to do.

    9:31 Preparing his new reality show, "Rapstar to Operastar," which coincides with the release of his new CD, "Rappin’ with the Notorious RO-LAN-DO." Yo, Gangsta.

    12:11 pm: Walks into the kitchen reading "L'Être et le néant" in one hand and "Extreme Balloon Sculpture" in the other; bumps into the refrigerator; unloads a string of expletives (bad ones); relieved that the wife and kids aren’t home; resolves not to walk and read at the same time.

    12:20 Lunchtime: Considers the metaphysical implications of making a sandwich.

    12:50 Wonders if Socrates ever washed a single dish in his life.

    1:50 Accepts the title role in a sparkling new comic opera entitled "Fear and Trembling: The Life and Times of Søren Kierkegaard"; excited about the hip hop spin.

    2:01 Gazes into the existential void; time for tequila.

    3:00 Wakes up; not sure where he is.

    3:35 Works on his autobiography, "My Life on the Chain Gang."

    4:00 Decides that being fluent in five languages is for babies; learns Old Norse in case someone writes an opera in that language.

    4:32 Walks into the study reading "Ten Things Your Mother Never Told You about Cartesian Dualism" in one hand and "Phenomenology Jokes for All Occasions" in the other; trips over a laundry basket; flies headlong into a stack of books two meters high that he intended to read that evening; blistering expletives in Old Norse; resolves not to walk and read at the same time.

    5:30 Ponders life’s eternal questions: Is there a God? Is there life after death? Corona or Dos Equis?

    5:46 Decides that in the new production of Hoffmann, he will direct, design the set, the lighting, and the costumes, and play not only Hoffmann but also Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta; realizes that the REAL challenge will be getting in and out of those damned corsets fast enough; will also do catering.

    7:00 Dinner consisting of bananas, Captain Crunch cereal, and a couple of Coronas.

    7:42 Reviewing several new stagings of Werther; intrigued by the version set in 18th-century Polynesia; extremely delighted with the grass skirts and coconut brassieres; decides that the costumes will look particularly lovely on the French villazonistas, especially the ladies.

    8:50 Reads the Blog Villazonista; basks in the glow of unconditional love; needs to lie down to recover.

    9:30 Receives the fiftieth call that day from yet another opera house begging for him to bring his Nemorino to their stage; currently booking the role out to the year 2035.

    10:00 Decides to read the dictionary; disappointed he can’t get past “p” because he has to take out the trash.

    11:00 Starting to feel a bit tired.

    11:01 Collapses in a blissfully profound sleep; dreams about flying...flying...flying...towards the sun.

  3. uffffff, estoy agotada y estresada sólo de leer tu listado de actividades rolanderas, Joanna :)))

    Aunque la realidad no creo que sea muy diferente...

    Muchas gracias, Joanna, por tus siempre extraordinariamente originales, elaborados y divertidos comentarios.

  4. Waou !!! quel emploi du temps pour notre infatigable héros !!!
    Quoi mais il dort !! que de temps de perdu !!!! Il doit apprendre son rôle de Lucio Silla, tout Mozart,et les lieders de Beethowen, avant cet été !!!
    Excellentes idées les tenues de Tahitiennes pour les Villazonistas françaises, très seyantes ma fois, mais difficiles à porter sans être transformées en iceberg par les moins quinze degrés qui sévissent actuellement sur la France !!!
    Merci Joanna pour ces moments d'humour; commencer une journée par le rire c'est fabuleux.