If Mozart were still alive, he would certainly be among the guests of honor: Rolando Villazón celebrates his 50th birthday on February 22, 2022! Famous companions such as Plácido Domingo, Regula Mühlemann and Charles Castronovo will celebrate him at his festive benefit gala at the Haus für Mozart. The Camerata Salzburg will perform under the direction of Giedre Šlekyte. The program includes - of course - works by Mozart, but also popular and well-loved pieces from Giuseppe Verdi's operas "Falstaff" and "Don Carlos," Gioacchino Rossini's "Barber of Seville," and popular songs from Europe and Mexico.
Rolando Villazón is an artistic jack-of-all-trades: a celebrated tenor, successful artistic director of the International Mozarteum Foundation and artistic director of the Mozart Week, as well as a passionate clown - but above all, a passionate Mozart admirer, which is probably why he is celebrating this special birthday in Wolferl's birthplace.