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theartsdesk Q&A: Opera Singer Rolando Villazón | reviews, news & interviews

theartsdesk Q&A: Opera Singer Rolando Villazón

theartsdesk Q&A: Opera Singer Rolando Villazón

Mexican tenor opens up about love, analysis and Netrebko

Rolando Villazon as Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Royal Opera House, 2006© Clive Barda

In the next few weeks the wider public will be introduced to the charms of Rolando Villazón (b. 1972). Anointed as a star of opera houses around the world in the last decade, the Mexican tenor is about to participate in ITV1's Popstar to Opera Star. As singing celebs from the world of pop music take on the big arias, Villazón has been cast as mentor, panellist and figleaf. It is all a very long way from Covent Garden.

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