Rolando Villazón: L’Elisir d’Amore In The Wild West
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

A thrilling documentary about Rolando Villazón's production of The Elixir of Love at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus.

Rolando Villazón is a worldwidely famous tenor. But he is also a stage director. Follow Friedemann Hottenbacher in his documentary shot during the five-week rehearsal phase of Rolando Villazón's production of The Elixir of Love by Donizetti, against the backdrop of a western film set.

According to Villazón's idea, The Elixir of Love should not only play out within the framework of a western film set but at the same time in the plot itself. A piece within a piece, so to speak. For his daring venture, he has top-class allies, most of them singer colleagues from previous performances. But Villazón is not only a singer colleague now, he is also the director who must make his vision of The Elixir of Love convincing.

Rolando Villazón (Nemorino)


Miah Persson (Adina)
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Dulcamara)
Regula Mühlemann (Gianetta)
Roman Trekel (Belcore)
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor

Movie director : Friedemann Hottenbacher

Duration : 28 min
Production date : 2012
Production : © SWR/EuroArts
Available version(s) : EN