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Viva Domingo!


Release Date: 02/08/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 48757   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiVincenzo BelliniWolfgang Amadeus MozartGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Placido DomingoKeith ErwenDavid CangelosiRenata Scotto,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo MutiJohn BarkerEugene KohnAsher Fisch,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraAmbrosian Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A 4-CD set, housed in double-tall 52-page full colour hardcover book featuring rare photos, an illustrated career timeline and a new essay on Domingo's storied one-of-a-kind career in English, French, German and Spanish.

This 4 CD set is a portrait of probably the greatest tenor of this or any other age: Plácido Domingo. Born in Spain in 1941, Domingo spent his early life in Mexico where his parents, both singers, ran a company that presented zarzuelas (Spanish light operas) and other musical shows. His career as a tenor has spanned the entire world in a wide range of operas in which he has sung over 120 roles, and in 1990 he made history when, with José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, he first appeared in Rome
Read more as one of the The Three Tenors, whose subsequent concerts and recordings broke all records for television viewing and record sales. He has subsequently shown great talent as a conductor and has very recently begun to sing baritone roles to wide acclaim, beginning with Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. Today, he is the General Director of both the Washington National Opera and of the Los Angeles Opera and also runs the highly successful ‘Operalia’ competition to help young artists further their careers. The four CDs are held in trays inside the front and back rigid covers of a long digibook, and the 72 pages include an extensive collection of session photos and portraits relating to the recordings and Domingo’s EMI career as well as an informative note in English, French, German and Spanish.

The four CDs are themed as follows: - The Heroic Domingo - The Romantic Domingo - The Great Duets - Latin Songs

The Heroic Domingo shows Domingo in a wide selection of operatic roles. Each one is a hero, such as the brave Egyptian soldier Radamès in Verdi’s Aida, the Roman Proconsul Pollione in Bellini’s Norma and the Hebrew warrior Samson in Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns. All these arias give Domingo the opportunity to show his skills as a vocal actor and to bring to life the different characters he is portraying.

The Romantic Domingo reveals a completely different side of Domingo and presents him in a gallery of romantic parts like the painter Cavarodossi in Puccini’s Tosca, the idealistic Spanish Infante Don Carlos in Verdi’s great masterpiece Don Carlo and the ill-fated young poet Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Again, Domingo uses his glorious voice to conjure up the various romantic moods in the different arias.

In The Great Duets, Domingo is joined by some of his illustrious fellow operatic stars for a programme of duets, including the famous love duets from Tristan und Isolde (with Deborah Voigt), Otello (with Cheryl Studer and Manon Lescaut (with Montserrat Caballé), as well as the friendship duets from Don Carlo (with Sherrill Milnes), La forza del destino (with Giorgio Zancanaro) and the so-called ‘Temple Duet’ from Les Pêcheurs de perles (with Thomas Hampson).

In complete contrast, Latin Songs gives Domingo the chance to enjoy performing some of the most famous popular songs from Spain, Mexico, Cuba and the rest of Latin America in lively modern arrangements. The programme includes many songs that have been international hits, both in their original form and in local translations, such as ‘Quiéreme mucho’ (known in English as ‘Yours’) ‘Maria Elena’, ‘La Paloma’ and ‘Guantanamera’. The programme concludes with an exciting performance of ‘Granada’ recorded live in front of a huge and wildly enthusiastic audience that fully appreciates the unique talent of this great singer.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
2.
Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
3.
Norma: Meco all' altar di Venere...Me protegge by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
4.
Idomeneo, K 366: Fuor del mar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
5.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Svegliatevi nel core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
6.
La Vestale: Ah! no, ch'io vivo ancora by Gasparo Spontini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Paris, France 
7.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Ah, se fosse intorno al trono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
8.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
9.
Le Cid: Ah! tout est bien fini...O Souverain, ô juge, ô père by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
10.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Arretez, o mes frères by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra,  Bastille Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
11.
Giovanna d'Arco: Sotto una quercia...Pondo è letal, martiró by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Keith Erwen (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
12.
Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
13.
Rienzi: Allmächt'ger Vater, blick herab by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1843; Germany 
14.
Siegfried: Hoho! Schmiede, mein Hammer "Forging Song" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  David Cangelosi (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
15.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Faust: Quel trouble inconnu...Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
17.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
18.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
19.
Don Carlos: Io la vidi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
20.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
21.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
22.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1876 
23.
Paganini: Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Eine Nacht in Venedig: Komm in die Gondel, mein Liebchen by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1883 
26.
Mignon: Adieu, Mignon! Courage! by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
27.
Mignon: Elle ne croyait pas by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
28.
Los gavilanes: Flor roja by Jacinto Guerrero
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Manuel Moreno-Buendia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Spain 
29.
Maravilla: Amor, vida de mi vida by Federico Moreno-Torroba
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Manuel Moreno-Buendia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1941 
30.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
31.
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 
32.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Lensky's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Randall Behr
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1879 
33.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
34.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
35.
Tosca: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
36.
Don Carlos: Dio, che nell' alma infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Simon Estes (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
37.
Faust: Il se fait tard by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
38.
La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
39.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
40.
L'Amico Fritz: Suzel, buon dì "Cherry Duet" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Verónica Villarroel (Soprano)
Conductor:  Asher Fisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
41.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
42.
Manon Lescaut: Oh, sarò la più bella! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
43.
Tristan und Isolde: O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Deborah Voigt (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
44.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
45.
Aquellos ojos verdes by Nilo Menéndez
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
46.
La Flor de la Canela by Isabel "Chabuca" Granda
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
47.
Nosotros by Pedro Junco Jr.
Performer:  Ana Gabriel (Voice), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
48.
De México a Buenos Airesé by Domingo, Placido, Jr.
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
49.
Se me olividó otra vez by Juan Gabriel
Performer:  Daniela Romo (Voice), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
50.
El Humahuaqueño by Simon Diaz
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
51.
Delirio - Alma Ilanera by Cesar Portillo de la Luz
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
52.
Solamente una vez by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
53.
Black Orpheus: Manha de Carnaval by Luiz Bonfá
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; Brazil 
54.
Sabrás que te quiero by Teddy Fregoso
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
55.
Alfonsina y el mar by Félix Luna
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Patricia Soso (Voice)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
56.
Lamento borincano - Vereda tropical by Rafael Hernández
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
57.
Como ayer by Bebu Silvetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
58.
Perfidia by Alberto Dominguez
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
59.
Adiós by Alberto L. Martínez
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
60.
Por amor by Rafael Solano
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bebu Silvetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  VVC Symphonic Orchestra
61.
Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Miami Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 

Sound Samples

Aida (2001 Digital Remaster): Se quel guerrier io fossi .... Celeste Aida
Macbeth: O figli, o figli miei ... Ah, la paterna mano (Act 4)
Norma: Svanir la voci! ... Meco all'altar di Venere (Act 1)
Idomeneo K366, ATTO SECONDO/ACT TWO/ZWEITER AKT/DEUXIÈME ACTE, Scene 3:: No. 12 Aria: Fuor del mar
Giulio Cesare: Vani sono i lamenti ... Svegliatevi nel core (Act 1)
La Vestale: Ohimè! che veggio mai? ... Ah! no, s'io vivo ancora! (Act 3)
La clemenza di Tito K621: Aria: Ah, se fosse intorno al trono (Act 1)
L'Africaine: Pays merveilleux...O paradis (Act 4)
O souverain, ô juge, ô père from Le Cid
Samson Et Dalila - Acte I : Arrêtez, Ô Mes Frères ! (Samson, Choeur)
I Re!...Sotto una quercia (Giovanna d'Arco, Prologue) (1998 Digital Remaster)
Otello: Niun mi tema (Act 4)
Rienzi: Allmächt'ger Vater (Rienzi's prayer)
Siegfried: Was am besten er kann.....Ho-ho! Ho-hei! Schmiede, mein Hammer, ein hartes Schwert! (Act 1/Scene 3)
Die Zauberflöte K620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
Faust (1986 Digital Remaster), Act III: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre! ... Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (Faust)
Manon Lescaut (1993 Digital Remaster), Act I: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux)
Tosca: Recondita armonia (Act I)
Don Carlo (2000 Digital Remaster): Fontainebleau!...Io la vidi e al suo suo sorriso
Don Giovanni: Aria: Il mio tesoro intanto (Act 2)
Così fan tutte K588: Un' aura amorosa (Act 1)
Ponchielli: La Gioconda, Atto Secondo (Il Rosario), Recitativo, ripresa della barcarola e romanza: Cielo e mar! (Enzo)
Paganini: Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!
Eine Nacht in Venedig: Komm' in die Gondel, mein Liebchen (Gondellied)
Mignon: Adieu, Mignon!
Mignon: Romance "Elle ne croyait pas, dans sa candeur naïve" (Act 3)
Los Gavilanes: Flor roja
Maravilla: Romanza: 'Amor, vida de mi vida'
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster): Forse la soglia...Ma se m'è forza perdeti
La forza del destino, Act III: Oh, tu che in seno (Don Alvaro)
Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis (Faint echo of my youth) (Lensky's aria)
La Fanciulla del West, ATTO TERZO: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano
Tosca - highlights (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 3: E lucevan la stelle (Cavaradossi)

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