With Soaring Reputation, a Young Tenor Has More to Prove

By ANNE MIDGETTE [NY Times, 6 February 2006]
When Rolando VillazÛn made his debut at the Metropolitan Museum in October 2004, his first recital anywhere, he was still a rising young tenor. On Friday evening he returned to the Met’s Temple of Dendur as a star, part of a new operatic dream duo with the even more hyped soprano Anna Netrebko, a sellout attraction not only at the other Met, across town, but from Los Angeles to Salzburg.