October 07, 2014

Rolando Villazón boxed set out today: a journey from Italian arias to zarzuela

'Bravo!' celebrates the Mexican tenor's triumphs with four of his greatest recital albums.

Fresh from the standing ovations of his sold-out return to the Salzburg Festival this year, Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón is preparing to set off on an eleven-date tour, bringing French and Italian operas and Spanish zarzuelas to concert halls from London to Helsinki with soprano Pumeza Matshikiza.

Experience the courageous, charismatic tenor at his very best with four of his acclaimed albums gathered together in a single boxed set released today: Bravo! Villazón. Over four recitals recorded between 2004 and 2007, his voice is vibrant and fresh in wide-ranging repertoire — from Italian arias and French favourites by Massenet and Gounod to Gitano, the collection of Spanish zarzuelas with another great tenor at the podium: Villazón's mentor Plácido Domingo.

Bravo! Villazón is out now.