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Very Best of Placido Domingo
     

The Very Best of Placido Domingo

by Plácido Domingo
 
EMI Classics celebrates Placido Domingo’s illustrious 50 years on stage with this exciting two-CD set of his greatest hits. A world-renowned, multi-faceted artist, Domingo, now in his late sixties, is recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera. His repertoire encompasses 130 stage roles – a number unmatched by any other

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EMI Classics celebrates Placido Domingo’s illustrious 50 years on stage with this exciting two-CD set of his greatest hits. A world-renowned, multi-faceted artist, Domingo, now in his late sixties, is recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera. His repertoire encompasses 130 stage roles – a number unmatched by any other celebrated tenor in history. His more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets, and crossover discs include EMI’s albums of Wagnerian roles that he has not sung on stage: Siegfried in both Siegfried and Gotterdammerung, and Tristan in a complete recording of Tristan und Isolde. Domingo’s greatest hits are featured in this exclusive two-CD set.

CD One begins with three lyrical arias by Mozart, followed by Domingo singing as a baritone in the famous duet "La ci darem la mano" from Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Also included is Domingo in Wagner Heldentenor mode with part of the Love Duet from Tristan und Isolde and the energetic Forging Song from Siegfried.

CD Two opens with a group of favorite arias by Verdi, starting with the stirring "Celeste Aida" and finishing with the Death Scene from Otello, one of Domingo’s greatest stage triumphs. This multi-talented singer returns to his roots for a collection of arias from Spanish zarzuelas. Although the zarzuela is thought of as a form of light opera, it can be quite dramatic and Domingo revels in bringing vitality and color to this program of widely varied items from some of the most popular examples of the genre by its leading composers, including Jacinto Guerrero, Francisco Alonso, and Pablo Sorozabal. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2011
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099964867625
catalogNumber:
48676

Tracks

  1. La Golondrina, cançion for voice & piano
  2. Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra
  3. En Aranjuez con tu amor, for voice & piano (or guitar) (after the second movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez)
  4. Coplas del pastor enamorado, for voice & piano (or guitar)
  5. Villancicos (3), for voice & guitar (from Retablo de Navidad): Coplillas de Belén
  6. Coplas de Ronda, zarzuela: Serenata
  7. La Tabernera del Puerto, zarzuela: No puede ser
  8. La Rosa del Azafrán, zarzuela: Canción del sembrador
  9. Los Gavilanes, zarzuela: Mi aldea
  10. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!
  11. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: O Vaterland... Da geh' ich zu Maxim
  12. Paganini, operetta in 3 acts: Gern Hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt
  13. Der Vogelhändler, operetta: Schenkt man sich Rosen
  14. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Ach, wie so herrlich zu schau'n
  15. Otello, opera: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello)
  16. Don Carlo, opera: Su, cacciator... Fountainebleau!... Io la vidi
  17. La forza del destino, opera: O, tu che in seno agli angeli
  18. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Forse la soglia attinse... Ma se m'è forza perdert
  19. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Su, profetessa... Di' tu se fedele
  20. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida
  21. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c: Was am besten er kann (Forging Song)
  22. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe
  23. Nerone, opera in 3 acts: Vergini Muse... Quando al soave anelito
  24. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Dai campi, dai prati
  25. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano
  26. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  27. Tosca, opera: Dammi i colori... Recondita armonia
  28. Manon Lescaut, opera: Ah! Manon mi tradisce
  29. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai
  30. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Lensky's aria
  31. None but the lonely heart, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/6
  32. Le Cid, opera: Ah! tout est bien fini... Ô souverain, ô juge, ô p
  33. Faust, opera: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre!... Salut! demeure
  34. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Pays merveilleux... Ô paradis sorti de l'onde
  35. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Vani sono i lamenti... Svegliatevi nel core
  36. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Là ci darem la mano
  37. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
  38. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa
  39. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Il mio tesoro intanto

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