At the height of their art
After a half-century of support for explorers and athletes, Rolex extended its commitment to excellence in another domain of outstanding performance. In 1976, famed soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa became the first Rolex Testimonee in the arts.
Other opera names followed, including mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and soprano Sonya Yoncheva. Gustavo Dudamel, conductor and musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and pianist Yuja Wang are Testimonees from the world of classical music, while partnerships have been formed with popular music artists such as Michael Bublé.