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The Young Domingo


Release Date: 08/10/1999 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 63527   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelWolfgang Amadeus MozartGaetano DonizettiJacques Halévy,   ... 
Performer:  Placido DomingoGeorgetta PsarosJohn McCawFranklyn Whiteley,   ... 
Conductor:  Edward DownesNello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraJohn Alldis Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For Placido Domingo fans, THE YOUNG DOMINGO serves up more than enough satisfying fare. These two disks contain not only the entirety of three opera aria recordings made by Domingo from 1969 (the year following his triumphant debut at the Metropolitan Opera) to 1973. They also include two Ruggero Leoncavallo selections that were originally a part of Domingo's recording of 'I Pagliacci' and (most exciting) "Pourquoi me réveiller?" from Jules Massenet's 'Werther;' a recording that never made it to the original LP for reasons of space.
In the 1969 liner notes to 'Romantic Aria,' the earliest of the three recordings included on this disk, Richard Mohr wrote that Domingo, as a child, "began to dream of being a conductor, an ambition that
Read more still haunts him." In recent years, Domingo has moved in the direction of fulfilling that dream, conducting more and singing less. It seems appropriate, then, to begin looking back and taking stock of his remarkable career. While Domingo has kept much of his inimitable vocal luster over the past thirty years, the selections on this disk capture Domingo in his youthful bloom and testify to why he electrified the operatic community when he first came on the scene. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Svegliatevi nel core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Il Duca d'Alba: Angelo casto e bel by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Inosservata, penetrava..." 
4. La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
5. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Oh! fede negar potessi..." 
6. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. 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 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Lensky's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1879 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
9. Le Villi: Torna ai felici dì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Iris: Apri la tua finestra! by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1898).
Composition revised: Italy (1899). 
11. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Wembley Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
12. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begin swith "Je suis seul!..." 
14. L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18. Le Cid: O Souverain, ô juge, ô père by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Ah! tout est bien fini!..." 
19. L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Mi batte il cor..." 
20. Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Georgetta Psaros (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Intanto, amici, qua..." 
21. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Quel trouble inconnu..." 
22. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23. La forza del destino: O, tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), John McCaw (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "La vita è inferno..." 
24. Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima ho stanca by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26. La Fanciulla del West: Or son sei mesi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Una parola sola..." 
27. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Avete torto!..." 
28. Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "A cette voix quel trouble..." 
29. Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franklyn Whiteley (Bass), Wendy Eathorne (Soprano), Brian Etheridge (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30. Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "L'amour! L'amour!..." 
31. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32. La Bohème: Musette! O gioia della mia dimora... Testa adorato by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Musetta! O gioia della mia dimora..." 
33. La Bohème: Io non ho che una povera stanzetta by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Non parlate cosi!..." 
34. Chatterton: Tu sola a me rimani by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Non saria meglio..." 

Sound Samples

Act I: Svegliatevi nel cor
Act II: Scene 2: Il mio tesoro
Act IV: Inosservata, penetrava; Angelo casto e bel
Act IV: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
Act II: The Intrigue: Scene III: Oh! fede negar potessi; Quando le sere al placido
Act III: In fernem Land
Act II: Scene 5: O inferno!; Sento avvampar
Act II: Kuda vy udallis
Act II: Torna ai felici dì
Act I: Apri la tua finestra!
Act III: Pourquoi me réveiller?
Act I: Recitar! Mentre preso; Vesti la giubba
Act II: Una furtiva lagrima
Act III: Musette! O gioia della mia dimora; Testa adorata, non più tornerai
Act III: Je suis seul!; Ah! fuyez, douce image
Act II: Lamento di Federico: E la solita storia
Act III: M'appari tutt'amor
Act III: Ch'ella mi creda libero
Act IV: La donna è mobile
Act III: Ah! tout est bien fini!; O Souverain, ô Juge, ô Père
Act IV: Mi batte il cor; O Paradiso; Deh! ch'io ritorni
Intanto, amici, qua; Viva il vino spumeggiante
Act III: Quel trouble inconnu; Salut! demeure chaste et pure
Act I: Questa o quella
Act III: La vita è inferno; O, tu che in seno agli angeli
Act II: L'anima ho stanca
Act I: Non piangere, Liù
Act II: Una parola sola; Or son sei mesi
Avete torto!; Firenze è come un albero fiorito
Act I: A cette voix quel trouble; Je crois entendre encore
Act I: Barcarola: Di' tu se fedele il flutto m'aspetta
Act II: L'amour! L'amour!; Ah! Léve-toi, soleil
Act II: Non parlate così!; Io non ho che una povera stanzetta
Act II: Non saria meglio; Tu sola a me

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