The day after his Salzburg recital met with a mixed reception, Rolando Villazon sat down for a few words with APA (in German).
Having recently cancelled two opera performances in Munich, struggled through another one, and managed just seven minutes of a recital in Copenhagen, Rolando was keen to divert the interviewer to his work as a clown doctor. Perhaps he would have been smarter to train as a gastroenterologist though - he eventually revealed that his recent problems have been caused by gastric reflux [an uncomfortable condition which can inflame the oesophagus].Looking forward, in 2011 he will focus on Mozart, with Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Il Re pastore. But Tales of Hoffmann, one Massenet production (he doesn't say which one) and eventually, a Tosca [!] are all included in his future plans.