Forever Domingo

Forever Domingo

by Plácido Domingo


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Forever 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 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: 138752


  1. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)  (03:56)
  2. Be My Love, for voice & orchestra (from "The Toast of New Orleans")  (03:14)
  3. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra  (03:10)
  4. Mattinata ("L'aurora di bianco vestita"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (02:21)
  5. Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (02:21)
  6. Siboney, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)  (03:41)
  7. Non ti scordar di me, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)  (03:15)
  8. Amapola, for voice & orchestra  (02:33)
  9. Munequita Linda for voice & orchestra  (03:49)
  10. Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra  (03:11)
  11. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma

    1. Nessun dorma  (03:27)
  12. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia

    1. Recondita armonia  (03:00)
  13. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle

    1. E lucevan le stelle  (04:13)
  14. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella mi creda libero

    1. Ch'ella mi creda libero  (02:19)
  15. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai

    1. Donna non vidi mai  (02:23)
  16. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima

    1. Una furtiva lagrima  (04:40)
  17. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida

    1. Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida  (04:38)
  18. Carmen, opera: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée

    1. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée  (04:19)
  19. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile

    1. La donna è mobile  (03:10)
  20. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Largo al factotum

    1. Largo al factotum  (04:51)
  21. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira

    1. Di quella pira  (03:45)
  22. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Das Land des Lächelns")  (03:33)

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