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19 may. 2013

ROLANDO VILLAZÓN, CONCIERTO VERDI EN LONDON (15/05/13)

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Disculpad por el retraso, pero finalmente he recibido todo lo previsto y aquí tenéis crónica y fotos sobre el Concierto Verdi de Rolando Villazón, en el Royal Festival Hall de Londres, el pasado miércoles día 15. Como comenta en su crónica Sarah, se anunció, antes de empezar, que Rolando estaba resfriado y, si bien en su voz se percibió ligeramente esa circunstancia, su interpretación vocal fue de la misma altura que las anteriores de esta gira, y, el éxito y el entusiasmo del público, también parejo. Hay, tanto en las fotos como en el texto, referencias a la presencia de la gran Nola Rae que, según nos cuenta Sarah, también sigue el Blog Villazonista... ¡ MUCHÍSIMOS BESOS PARA ELLA !

The concert last night at the Royal Festival Hall was fantastic. Although it was announced that Rolando had a cold, he sang each aria so expressively that his performance overcame any negative effects and each one was greeted with enthusiastic applause. The character sketches he presents are so convincing that the characters seem magically to take him over. When the applause comes and breaks the spell, the character disappears and Rolando somehow "comes back". I noticed there is a little sigh from the audience just before the applause where everyone remembers to breath again!

I got talking to the lady to my left during the interval and she turned out to be Nola Rae the prestigious mime and clown artist that worked with Rolando on Werther and amazing Elisir d'amore in Baden-Baden. During our conversation I asked if she knew when the DVD might be released but unfortunately she believes there may not be one due to Miah Persson's illness. I hope she is mistaken.

She was lovely and said that she reads the Blog :) She described it as THE place to look for any news on Rolando and that he has often mentioned the blog and Villazonistas to her.

Putting the emotions that this concert aroused into words is difficult for me but during the performance, the coach home and the sleepless night afterwards (I felt like I wanted to go to a party!), I felt so alive and so connected to everyone I met. It was as if every cell of my being had been taken apart, scrubbed and put back together again. I don't think I'm the only one to feel like this! I met a very nice London-based Mexican lady in the queue waiting to get our CDs signed and she said she had never been to a concert where the audience were so "with" the performer. Of course, Rolando, was delighted to meet a fellow Mexican, as Alex has discovered, particularly when he learned she was from Veracruz and he sang a little of Veracruz to her to prove it!

I'm still living in the beautiful dream that was this performance.

Sarah

¡Muchas gracias a Sarah, Yasmin, Anne y Marion por su colaboración!

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Nola Rae, foto: Anne
foto: Yasmin, via Sarah
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foto: Marion
foto: Marion, que nos cuenta que Rolando tiene tres pares de este modelo de zapatos rojos, y que los adora.

7 comentarios:

  1. Daniélita19/5/13 19:34

    Un nouveau grand succès pour Rolando, malgré un petit refroidissement, BRAVO Rolando !!

    many thanks to Sarah, pour cette très jolie chronique, qui reflète parfaitement le bonheur qu'éprouve Rolando à chanter, et le bonheur du public à l'écouter.
    Quel plaisir de voir Nola Rae assister au concert, c'est une vraie Villazonista !

    Merci à Anne et Marion pour leurs photos d'un Rolando jubilatoire et rayonnant.
    Nous avions, je crois, tous compris que Rolando adore ses chaussures rouges, merci Marion nous voilà soulagés en apprenant que Rolando en a trois paires, et qu'il ne sera pas obligé de recoller les semelles de ses chaussures préférées !!!

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  2. Thank you , thank you, dear villazonistas reporters! So wonderful to see that in London as well Rolando's concert was a triumph! A special thank you to Anne : your pictures are extraordinary!

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  3. Catherincita21/5/13 18:52

    Quel intéressant et sensible compte rendu, quelles magnifiques images pour retracer le nouveau triomphe de Rolando à Londres !!De quoi faire jubiler les villazonistas et maintenir l'effervescence de cette tournée VERDI où Rolando poursuit son ascension victorieuse pour notre plus grand bonheur.

    Merci à toutes !! et VIVA VILLAZONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

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  4. I am very pleased to read that even the London concert was so successful. Unfortunately Rolando is once again been caught cold. Well hopefully it will be possible for a few days to rest, for such a series of concerts is still very stressful. I wish Rolando much success with his favorite role Nemorino in Barcelona and I'm already curious about the reports and photos.

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  5. Barcelone approche à grands pas !!
    Nous espérons vivement que Rolando soit au mieux de sa forme .
    Térésa ou nous retrouvons nous ?
    Je suppose devant Le Liceu !
    Hasta luego todos

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    1. No, no será delante del Liceu, Claudine. Este es el post de Londres, no voy a hablar de este tema en los comentarios, que mucha gente no lee. De aqui unos dias ya saldrá otro post con las citas previas, intemedias y posteriores.

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  6. D'accord Térésa .Gracias

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