Rolando Villazón to release new Mozart arias album

15 October 2013, 10:52

Tenor Rolando Villazón has announced a new album of Mozart concert arias due for release in January 2014 on the Deutsche Grammophon label.

The album, simply entitled Mozart Concert Arias, was recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra with Antonio Pappano conducting.

Villazón announced the new release via a Facebook post, which read: "Thrilled to announce new Mozart Concert Arias album - a collection of rarely recorded concert arias for tenor written by the genius composer."

Details about the exact repertoire covered by the Mexican tenor remain scant, but Mozart's rarely recorded concert arias have recently formed a large part of Villazón's live shows. Often with unknown librettists, the songs were composed by Mozart at various points throughout his career.

It is Villazón's first major album since this year's recording of various Verdi songs, also on Deutsche Grammophon.