Rolando VillazÛn has signed a long-term exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.
On signing this contract, Rolando VillazÛn said: ìI have had a great start to my recording career with Virgin Classics. That the next phase of it will be on Deutsche Grammophon is a dream come true. It is a privilege to become part of a history of vocal recordings that goes all the way back to Caruso ñ and includes many of Pl·cido Domingoís supreme achievements.î
ìRolando has it all: the voice, the heart, the musicianship, the razor-sharp intel≠ligence, the sense of humour, the eyebrows . . . I knew we had to record him the first time I heard him,î said Bogdan Roöčić, Deutsche Grammophonís head of Artists & Repertoire. ìHe will be a superstar on the opera stage and far beyond it for many years to come. I am very proud he will make that journey together with Deutsche Grammophon.î
Christopher Roberts, Chairman of Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Group International, added: ìWe are delighted to welcome the superb young artist Rolando VillazÛn to Deutsche Grammophon, joining the labelís family of great voices such as Pl·cido Domingo, Magdalena Koûen·, Anna Netrebko, Thomas Quasthoff, and Bryn Terfel.î
Rolando VillazÛnís recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon begins on June 1st, 2007.


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