Roland Villazon: ¡ Mexico !
Rolando Villazon; Bolívar Soloists
Bésame mucho / Despedida / Dime que sí / Cucurrucucú paloma / Íntima / Comprendo / Veracruz / Te quiero dijiste / Perfidia / Noche de ronda / El reloj / Un viejo amor / Solamente una vez / Besos robados / Estrellita / Medley: Cielito lindo/Mexico lindo y querido
In the tradition of such great tenors as Italy’s Giuseppe di Stefano and Sweden’s Jussi Björling – artists who took pride and pleasure in recording the traditional songs of their homelands – Rolando Villazón follows in their footsteps with an assortment of songs from the land of his birth. Rolando Villazón sings these justly beloved Mexican classics with the same musical scrupulosity, cocoa-colored tone, and dash that have won him a secure place in our era’s firmament of opera stars. Among the songs Rolando Villazón sings as they have not been sung before are Reloj, Pérfida, Cucurrucucu paloma, Granada, Cielito lindo, Noche de ronda, Júrame, and Bésame mucho. For this project, Rolando Villazón is joined by the Bolívar Soloists and their founder and leader, Efrain Oscher.