[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 1 November 2019
Star tenor follows critically acclaimed Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart's La clemenza di Tito with his first Christmas album for the Yellow Label Feliz Navidad extends great tradition of seasonal albums by Fritz Wunderlich, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and Bryn Terfel.
Villazón records famous Christmas classics in each of his five languages, including White Christmas, O Tannenbaum, Tu scendi dalle stelle, Petit Papa Noël and Los peces en el río Heart-warming tracks include duets with German singer-songwriter Sasha and French pop star Julie Zenatti.
Rolando Villazón preserves the seasonal spirit in his latest album for Deutsche Grammophon. Feliz Navidad, set for international release on 9 November 2018, offers a snapshot of the songs and carols that have shaped the Franco-Mexican tenor's fondness for the Christmas spirit. He has chosen pieces in the five languages in which he is fluent and from the cultures with which he has a close affinity. They reflect both his personal story and the universal message of Christmas, a time for empathy and community, for family and friends, and for opening our hearts and minds to those in need.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Leise rieselt der Schnee
Los Peces En El Rio
O Holy Night
Que Canten Los Niños
Petit papa Noël
Tu scendi dalle stelle
What Child is this? (Greensleeves)
Morgen Kinder wird's was geben