Tomorrow is another day
Just a little over 24 hours from now, Rolando Villazón is scheduled to return to the operatic stage following an absence of nearly six months. He is announced for a revival of Werther at the Vienna State Opera tomorrow night, January 5, beginning at 19.30 (1:30 EST). Followup plans for the tenor this month include more Werthers and three performances of Manon plus concerts in Paris and Barcelona.
Villazón’s highly-anticipated return is the lede for a Times Online article about how opera singers are in risk of becoming “pill-popping stressballs.” Much of it is a rehash of the Endrik Wottrich brouhaha from last fall, but there are some interesting bits about how Joyce DiDonato uses Skype for brush-ups with her voice teacher.
Well, anyway, as you can imagine, La Cieca is naturally very curious as to the Villazón’s current vocal estate, so she hopes that any of you Old World cher public in attendance at his performances this month will keep us informed.