Rolando Villazon


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Genres: Classical/Opera

Emilio Rolando Villazón Mauleón (born February 22, 1972), is a Mexican-born tenor who settled in France and in 2007 became a French citizen. He is of Austrian descent by his grandparents. He was raised in Fuentes de Satélite, a suburban area of Greater Mexico City, Mexico. In an interview for Mexican television, Villazón told the story of how he was discovered as a tenor. He said that one day, as he was getting out of the shower in his apartment in Mexico City, somebody came knocking on his door; it was baritone Arturo Nieto, a friend of his neighbour, who had heard him singing while in the shower. He told Rolando he had an amazing voice and invited him to his music academy to develop hi... Continue Bio >>


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