Saturday, 27.5.2023
7.30 pm

Rolando Villazón

Gala Concert

Swiss Orchestra
Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer, conductor
Rolando Villazón, tenor

The star tenor Rolando Villazón sings works by Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Jules Massenet and others. He will be accompanied by the Swiss Orchestra.

Prices: CHF 160 / 125 / 90 / 65

Programme

Works by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848), Jules Massenet (1842–1912) and other things

About the programme

Rolando Villazón’s name is synonymous with passion and temperament! A man full of feeling and enthusiasm, an interpreter who can communicate that passion without any didacticism, one of the most significant singers of our time, a fascinating performer who makes us believe what he sings – in short: an artistic personality who simply always gives his all.

Rolando Villazón experienced his big breakthrough with his brilliant partner Anna Netrebko in Salzburg’s “Traviata” in 2005 – a production that has long since entered the annals of music history. In Andermatt, this exceptional artist can be experienced with a very personal homage to the world of opera: Works by Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Jules Massenet and others will fill the Andermatt Concert Hall with dramatic, heart-breaking, lovelorn and hopeful melodies.

Villazón, the soulful, star tenor for whom culture is “the soul of society”, found an extraordinary simile for opera in an interview with the cultural journalist Jakob Buhre: the letter. “The singers and musicians are the ink and the pen; the media, record companies and opera houses are the envelope, post office and paper; and there is a recipient, namely the audience. Some expect this letter and always hope to receive more of them. Others don’t even know that these letters still exist. But once they’ve received one, they get this fantastic thing: nourishment for the soul”.

Come and open this “letter” with us, and enjoy the soul food that Rolando Villazón provides when he sings arias from Italian and French operas, zarzuela and operetta, together with the Swiss Orchestra under the direction of Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer. Together, they will transform the podium of the Andermatt Concert Hall into an operatic stage.

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