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Verdi: The Tenor Arias / Placido Domingo


Release Date: 10/09/2001 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 471335   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido DomingoKurt RydlGoran SimicSumi Jo,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoDaniel BarenboimHerbert von KarajanNello Santi,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 5 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All the selections featuring V. Gergiev as a conductor are new recordings, done at the following venues: Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany, 7/2000; Theological Faculty at the University of Salzburg, Austria, 8/2000; Master Sound Astoria, New York, 10/2000.
All the selections featuring Myung W. Chung as a conductor are new recordings, done at the following venues: Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome, Italy, 4/1999; Master Sound Astoria, New York, 3/2001.
All the selections featuring V. Gergiev as a conductor are new recordings, done at the following venues: Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany, 7/2000; Theological Faculty at the University of Salzburg, Austria, 8/2000; Master Sound Astoria, New York, 10/2000.
All the selections featuring Myung W. Chung as a conductor are new recordings, done at the following venues: Via della Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome, Italy, 4/1999; Master Sound Astoria, New York, 3/2001. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Venue:  C.T.C. Studio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "Se quel guerrier io fossi!..." 
2.
Don Carlos: Io la vidi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 5/1992 
Venue:  Live  San Lorenzo Monastery, Escorial, Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "Io l'ho perduta!..." 
3.
Don Carlos: Fountainebleu! Foresta immensa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1983-84 
Venue:  C.T.C. Studio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4.
Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kurt Rydl (Bass), Goran Simic (Bass), Sumi Jo (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5.
Un ballo in maschera: E scherzo od è follia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kurt Rydl (Bass), Sumi Jo (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Florence Quivar (Alto), Goran Simic (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  Teldec Studios, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Forse la soglia attinse..." 
7.
Il trovatore: Quale d'armi fragor poc'anzi intesi? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  La Scala Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is preceded by "La vita è inferno all'infelice." 
11.
La forza del destino: Quel sangue sparsi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection continues with "...S'affronti la morte." 
12.
Ernani: Mercè, diletti amici...Come rugiada al cospite by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
13.
Ernani: O tu che l'alma adora, vien by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roger Wagner Chorale,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "Dell'esilio nel dolore..." 
14.
Ernani: Odi il voto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Alfred Walker (Bass), James Courtney (Bass)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "D'Ernani i fidi chiedono..." and continues with "...Sprezzo la vita." 
15.
I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere...Come poteva un angelo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Monserrat Aparici (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by a short dialogue, "O madre mia, che fa colei?" 
16.
I lombardi: Come poteva un angelo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Marjorie Dix (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
17.
I lombardi: Componi, o cara vergine...In cielo benedetto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Cristina Deutekom (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Luisa Miller: Il foglio dunque? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luigi de Corato (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Giovanna d'Arco: Il re - Nel suo bel volto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Keith Erwen (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Giovanna d'Arco: Sotto una quercia...Pondo è letal, martiró by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection includes "Sotto una quercia parvemi." 
21.
Giovanna d'Arco: Di novel prodigio...Quale più fido amico by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Keith Erwen (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
I vespri siciliani: Giorno di pianto, di fier dolor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1973 
Venue:  Walthamstow Towm Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "E di Monforte il cenno!" 
23.
I vespri siciliani: A toi que j'ai chérie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
24.
Otello: Esultate! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra,  Bastille Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
25.
Otello: Ora e per sempre addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is preceded by Tu?!Indietro! Fuggi!?" 
26.
Otello: Era la notte by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "Pace, signor..." 
27.
Otello: Si, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is preceded by "Oh! mostruosa colpa!" 
28.
Otello: Dio, mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sergei Leiferkus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1993 
Venue:  Gounod Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
29.
Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Robin Leggate (Tenor), Mark Beesley (Baritone), Roderick Earle (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1992 
Venue:  Live  Royal Opera House, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
30.
Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  C.T.C Studio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "O figli, o figli miei!..." 
31.
Macbeth: Dove siam? Che bosco è quello?...La patria tradita by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Antonio Savastano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1976 
Venue:  C.T.C Studio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32.
Nabucco: Che si vuol by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1982 
Venue:  Grosser Sendesaal, Sender Freies Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection continues with "...Il maledetto non ha fratelli." 
33.
Stiffelio: Ah! v'appare in fronte scritto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Verónica Villarroel (Soprano), Carlos Alvarez (Bass)
Conductor:  Arturo Tamayo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Live  Zarzuela Theater, Madrid, Spain 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Non ha per me un accento!...Vidi dovunque gemere..." 
34.
Aroldo: Sotto il sol di Siria ardente by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marjorie Dix (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
35.
Simon Boccanegra: O inferno! Amelia qui!...Sento avvampar... by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection continues with "...Cielo pietoso." 
36.
La battaglia di Legnano: O magnanima e prima...La pia materna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
37.
Un giorno di regno: Pietoso al lungo pianto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with the recitative "Buoni amici!..." 
38.
Un giorno di regno: Deh, lasciate a un'alma amante by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
39.
Attila: Ella in poter del barbaro...Cara patria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  CTS Studios, Wembley, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Oh, tutto di navicelle..." 
40.
Attila: Che non avrebbe by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Eric Cutler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is preceded by the dialogue "Qui del convegno è il loco." 
41.
Attila: Oh dolore! ed io vivea by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
42.
I due Foscari: Qui tu rimani alquanto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Eric Cutler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
43.
I due Foscari: Dal più remoto esiglio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
44.
I due Foscari: Odio solo, ed odio atroce by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Eric Cutler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "Del Consiglio alla presenza vieni tosto..." 
45.
I due Foscari: Si io sento, Iddio mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
46.
I due Foscari: Notte! Perpetua notte che qui regni by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
47.
I due Foscari: Non maledirmi, o prode by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
48.
I masnadieri: Quando io leggo in Plutarco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
49.
I masnadieri: O mio castel paterno by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
50.
I masnadieri: Ecco un foglio...Nell'argilla maledetta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Eduardo Valdés (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
51.
I masnadieri: Di ladroni attornïato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "Come splendido e grande il sol tramonta!..." 
52.
Il corsaro: Come liberi volano...Tutto parea sorridere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  James Courtney (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
53.
Il corsaro: Si, de' corsari il fulmine by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
54.
Il corsaro: Eccomi prigioniero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
55.
Falstaff: Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
56.
Oberto: Già parmi udire il fremito by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Son fra voi!..."
This selection is a DDD recording. 
57.
Oberto: Ciel, che feci! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
58.
Alzira: Dio della guerra by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Alfred Walker (Bass), Eduardo Valdés (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "A costoro quel nume perdoni...Un inca...eccesso orribile!..." 
59.
Alzira: Irne lungi ancor dovrei by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1995 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection is preceded by "Amici!-Eben?" and concludes with "...Non di codarde lagrime." 
60.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1970 
Venue:  Albert Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
61.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976-77 
Venue:  Bürgerbräu-Keller, Munich, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection beings with "Lunge da lei..." 
62.
La traviata: O mio rimorso! O infamia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Helena Jungwirth (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976-77 
Venue:  Bürgerbräu-Keller, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with the recitative "Annina, donde vieni?..." 
63.
Don Carlos: Vago sogno m'arrise!...Ma lassù ci vedremo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Nikita Storojev (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1983-84 
Venue:  C.T.C. Studio, Milan, Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "C'est elle!" and continues with the opera's final scene "Oui, pour toujours!" 
64.
Un ballo in maschera: La rivedrà nell' estasi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Goran Simic (Bass), Kurt Rydl (Bass), Sumi Jo (Soprano),
Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with "S'avanza il re..." 
65.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
66.
Il trovatore: L'onda de' suoni mistici by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ryland Davies (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
67.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano), Ryland Davies (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
68.
Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1851 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
Venue:  Great Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
69.
Jérusalem: Je veux encore entendre ta voix by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2000 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This selection begins with the recitative "L'Emir auprès de lui m'appelle..." 
70.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
71.
Luisa Miller: L'ara o l'avello apprestami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Wladimiro Ganzarolli (Baritone), Gwynne Howell (Bass)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the dialogue "Di me chiedeste?" 

Sound Samples

La traviata / Act 2: "Lunge da lei" - "De' miei bollenti spiriti"
La traviata / Act 2: "Annina, donde vieni?" - "Oh mio rimorso!"
Aida / Act 1: Se quel guerrier io fossi!..Celeste Aida
Don Carlo - 1886 Modena version / Act 1: Io l'ho perduta... Io la vidi
Don Carlos / Act 1: Recit et Romance: "Fontainebleau! Forêt immense.."
Don Carlos / Act 1: Je l'ai vue
Don Carlos / Act 5: Scène et Duo d'Adieu: "C'est elle!...J'avais fait un beau rêve!...Au revoir dans un monde où la vie est meilleure"
Don Carlos / Act 5: Scene Finale: "Oui, pour toujours!"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 1: "S'avanza il conte - La rivedrà nell'estasi"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 1: "Di'tu se fedele"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 1: "E scherzo od è follia"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 3: "Forse la soglia attinse" - "Ma se m'è forza perderti"
Il Trovatore / Act 3: "Quale d'armi fragor"
Il Trovatore / Act 3: "Ah sì ben mio"
Il Trovatore / Act 3: "L'onda de'suoni mistici" - "Manrico!"
Il Trovatore / Act 3: "Di quella pira"
Rigoletto / Act 1: "Questa o quella" (Ballata) (Duca)
Rigoletto / Act 2: Ella mi fu rapita -Parmi veder le lagrime
Rigoletto / Act 3: "La donna è mobile"
La forza del destino / Act 3: La vita è inferno
La forza del destino / Act 3: Oh, tu che in seno
La forza del destino - Original St.Petersburg version / Act 3: "Qual sangue sparst! Orore!"
Ernani / Part 1: "Mercé, diletti amici"
Ernani / Part 1: "Dell'esilio nel dolore"
Ernani: D'Ernani i fidi... Odo il voto, o grande Iddio
I Lombardi / Act 2: Scena: "O madre mia, che fa colei?"
I Lombardi / Act 2: Cavatina: "La mia letizia infondere" - "Come poteva un angelo"
Il Lombardi alla prima crociata: Come poteva un angelo
I Lombardi / Act 4: Coro e Scena: "Componi, o cara vergine" - "In cielo benedetto"
Jérusalem - original version (libr. from 1843 "I lombardi") / Act 2: L'emir de lui m'appelle... Je veux encore entendre
Luisa Miller / Act 2: Il foglio dunque? ... Io tutto già vi narrai
Luisa Miller / Act 2: Quando le sere al placido chiaror d'un ciel stellato
Luisa Miller / Act 2: Di me chiedeste?
Luisa Miller / Act 2: L'ara, o l'avello apprestami
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: Il Re! Nel suo bel volto
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: Sotto una quercia parveni
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: V'ha dunque un loco simile
Giovanna d'Arco / Prologo: Pondo è letal, martiro
Giovanna d'Arco / Act 3: Di novel prodigio il ciel ne arrise
Giovanna d'Arco / Act 3: Quale più fido amico
I vespri siciliani / Act 4: "E di Monforte il cenno!" - "Giorno di pianto"
I vespri siciliani / Act 4: Giorno di pianto
I vespri siciliani / Act 4: A toi que j'ai chérie

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