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Forever Domingo
     

Forever Domingo

by Plácido Domingo
 
This album is a repackaging of Deutsche Grammophon's 1994 release Granada: The Greatest Hits of Plácido Domingo. As such, it does a better job of representing what you get than did the earlier version, which showed Domingo on the cover wearing a big black Spanish hat. That ignored half of the album's contents, which consists of famous

Overview

This album is a repackaging of Deutsche Grammophon's 1994 release Granada: The Greatest Hits of Plácido Domingo. As such, it does a better job of representing what you get than did the earlier version, which showed Domingo on the cover wearing a big black Spanish hat. That ignored half of the album's contents, which consists of famous Italian opera arias. That's a reasonable balance for a collection of this kind, which ought to give the buyer a taste of the range of Domingo's abilities. Yes, he was part of opera's most energetic crossover enterprise in the modern era, but he has never let it interfere with his traditional role. The music was recorded between 1976 and 1992, all prime vocal years for the tenor, and the operatic selections give a good idea of what he's about. There's nothing really wrong with the popular songs, either, although they don't play to his greatest strength: the zarzuela tradition in which he was raised. Instead you get a variety of Caribbean songs and a few English-language items in which the voice is fine -- he can make it do pretty much whatever he wants -- but where there's competence and ease rather than deep enthusiasm. Nevertheless, this is a reasonable choice for anyone wanting a single-album Domingo sampler.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/19/2012
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947911548
catalogNumber:
001784502
Rank:
45743

Tracks

  1. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
  2. Be My Love, for voice & orchestra (from "The Toast of New Orleans")
  3. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Das Land des Lächelns")
  4. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira
  5. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Largo al factotum
  6. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile
  7. Carmen, opera: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  8. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida
  9. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  10. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai
  11. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella mi creda libero
  12. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  13. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia
  14. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma
  15. Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra
  16. Munequita Linda for voice & orchestra
  17. Amapola, for voice & orchestra
  18. Non ti scordar di me, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)
  19. Siboney, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  20. Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  21. Mattinata ("L'aurora di bianco vestita"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  22. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra

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