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Placido Domingo - My Greatest Roles

Domingo,Placido
Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4524  
Composer:  Georges BizetAmilcare PonchielliRichard WagnerUmberto Giordano,   ... 
Performer:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraSan Francisco Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Plácido Domingo is the most important person alive in opera. Greatest of the stage tenors still performing, experienced conductor, intendant of not one but two US opera houses – these bald facts hardly begin to delineate the man. Major sponsorship flocks to him, his influence is felt in opera houses worldwide, and his support can be the making of a singer’s career. And once every ten years he allows television cameras in. This time is probably the last television look at his active career and takes the form of a retrospective of his greatest work, building up a picture of this unique man throughout his extraordinary career.

Plácido Domingo has selected the roles he regards as his greatest, and the particular
Read more performances at which he was at his peak, which were all filmed:

Vienna Opera
Carmen
La Gioconda
Lohengrin

The Royal Opera Covent Garden
Andrea Chenier
The Tales of Hoffman
La Fanciulla del West
Otello

San Francisco Opera
Samson & Dalila

Film version
Tosca, the settings and times of Tosca

Produced and Directed by: Chris Hunt

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 80 minutes
Format: NTSC, Widescreen, LPCM
Color: Color
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Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen: Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
2.
La Gioconda: Excerpt(s) by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
3.
Lohengrin: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
4.
Andrea Chénier: Excerpt(s) by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
5.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Excerpt(s) by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
6.
La Fanciulla del West: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
7.
Otello: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
8.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Excerpt(s) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
9.
Tosca: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 

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