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…  See more details below

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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

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Product Details

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

Tracks

  1. La Golondrina, cançion for voice & piano  - Spanish Traditional  - Plácido Domingo  - Eugene Kohn  - Boris Jojic  - Laszlo Bencker
  2. Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra  - Jacob Gade
  3. En Aranjuez con tu amor, for voice & piano (or guitar) (after the second movement of the Concierto de Aranjuez)  - Joaquín Rodrigo  - Plácido Domingo  - Peter Horton  - Eugene Kohn  - Boris Jojic  - Laszlo Bencker
  4. Coplas del pastor enamorado, for voice & piano (or guitar)  - Joaquín Rodrigo  - Manuel Barrueco  - Plácido Domingo
  5. Villancicos (3), for voice & guitar (from Retablo de Navidad): Coplillas de Belén  - Joaquín Rodrigo  - Manuel Barrueco  - Plácido Domingo
  6. Coplas de Ronda, zarzuela: Serenata  - Francisco Alonso  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid  - Manuel Moreno-Buendia  - Rondalla Lirica de Madrid  -  Alonso
  7. La Tabernera del Puerto, zarzuela: No puede ser  - Pablo Sorozabal  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid  - Manuel Moreno-Buendia  - Rondalla Lirica de Madrid
  8. La Rosa del Azafrán, zarzuela: Canción del sembrador  - Jacinto Guerrero  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid  - Manuel Moreno-Buendia  - Rondalla Lirica de Madrid
  9. Los Gavilanes, zarzuela: Mi aldea  - Jacinto Guerrero  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid  - Manuel Moreno-Buendia  - Rondalla Lirica de Madrid
  10. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!  - Franz Lehár  - Plácido Domingo  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Julius Rudel
  11. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: O Vaterland... Da geh' ich zu Maxim  - Franz Lehár  - Plácido Domingo  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Julius Rudel
  12. Paganini, operetta in 3 acts: Gern Hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt  - Franz Lehár  - Plácido Domingo  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Julius Rudel
  13. Der Vogelhändler, operetta: Schenkt man sich Rosen  - Carl Zeller  - Plácido Domingo  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Julius Rudel
  14. Eine Nacht in Venedig (A Night in Venice), operetta (RV 510): Ach, wie so herrlich zu schau'n  - Johann Strauss  - Plácido Domingo  - Plácido Domingo  -  Muncherer Philharmoniker
  15. Otello, opera: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello)  - Giuseppe Verdi  - John Barker  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  16. Don Carlo, opera: Su, cacciator... Fountainebleau!... Io la vidi  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Carlo Maria Giulini  -  Ambrosian Opera Chorus  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  17. La forza del destino, opera: O, tu che in seno agli angeli  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Plácido Domingo  - Riccardo Muti  -  Scala Theater Orchestra
  18. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Forse la soglia attinse... Ma se m'è forza perdert  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Plácido Domingo  - Riccardo Muti  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  19. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Su, profetessa... Di' tu se fedele  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Plácido Domingo  - Reri Grist
  20. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Plácido Domingo  - Riccardo Muti  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  21. Siegfried, opera, WWV 86c: Was am besten er kann (Forging Song)  - Richard Wagner  - Plácido Domingo  - Antonio Pappano  - David Cangelosi  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  22. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe  - Richard Wagner  - Plácido Domingo  - Antonio Pappano  - Deborah Voigt  - Violeta Urmana  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  23. Nerone, opera in 3 acts: Vergini Muse... Quando al soave anelito  - Pietro Mascagni  - Plácido Domingo  - Eugene Kohn  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  24. Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Dai campi, dai prati  - Arrigo Boito  - Plácido Domingo  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Julius Rudel
  25. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano  - Giacomo Puccini  - John Barker  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  26. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle  - Giacomo Puccini  - Plácido Domingo  - James Levine  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  27. Tosca, opera: Dammi i colori... Recondita armonia  - Giacomo Puccini  - Renato Capecchi  - Plácido Domingo  - James Levine  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  28. Manon Lescaut, opera: Ah! Manon mi tradisce  - Giacomo Puccini  - Bruno Bartoletti  - Montserrat Caballé  - Plácido Domingo  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  29. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai  - Giacomo Puccini  - Bruno Bartoletti  - Montserrat Caballé  - Plácido Domingo  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  30. Eugene Onegin, opera, Op. 24: Lensky's aria  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Randall Behr  - Plácido Domingo  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  31. None but the lonely heart, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/6  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Randall Behr  - Plácido Domingo  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  32. Le Cid, opera: Ah! tout est bien fini... Ô souverain, ô juge, ô p  - Jules Massenet  - Plácido Domingo  - Asher Fisch  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  33. Faust, opera: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre!... Salut! demeure  - Charles Gounod  - Plácido Domingo  - Georges Prêtre
  34. L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Pays merveilleux... Ô paradis sorti de l'onde  - Giacomo Meyerbeer  - John Barker  - Plácido Domingo  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  35. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Vani sono i lamenti... Svegliatevi nel core  - George Frideric Handel  - Plácido Domingo  - Eugene Kohn  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  36. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Là ci darem la mano  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Plácido Domingo  - Asher Fisch  - Susan Graham  -  Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Copenhagen
  37. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Plácido Domingo  - Eugene Kohn  -  Munich Radio Orchestra
  38. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Un'aura amorosa  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Plácido Domingo  - Eugene Kohn  -  Munich Radio Orchestra
  39. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Il mio tesoro intanto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Plácido Domingo  - Eugene Kohn  -  Munich Radio Orchestra

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