Despite all his mistakes, all his bad choices, he deserves another shot. And opera needs 2005's Rolando -- opera needs that passion, and that heart.
Villazon is attempting a comeback tomorrow in Vienna.
In the opera world, all eyes will be on Austrian capital on Monday when Mexican star tenor Rolando Villazon makes his stage comeback at the Vienna State Opera.
Villazon, 37, who has now had to put his career on ice twice due to problems with his vocal chords, will sing the role of Nemorino in a one-off performance of Donzetti's best-loved comic opera, "L'elisir d'amore".
He is then due to sing the role of Lensky in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" in Berlin later this month.