[Updated: Bigger & Better!!] Rolando Villazón and Daniel Barenboim were at the Berlin Staatsoper earlier today for a press conference, where they spoke about their November 9, 2008 benefit concert.
The Staatskapelle, under the direction of Music Director Barenboim, will lead Villazón in a benefizkonzert to raise fund for the reconstruction of the opera house. The Mexican tenor will be singing Ottavio's »Il mio tesoro« from Don Giovanni, Tamino's »Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön« from Zauberflote, Lenski's »Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis« from Onegin, Don José's »La fleur que tu m'avais jetée« from Carmen, and Pablo Sorozabal's »No puede ser«
The Staatsoper is one of Berlin's three main opera venues. Last renovated in 1986, Barenboim has been crusading for renovations, publicly denouncing the crumbling opera house as unsafe.
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