Notes and Editorial Reviews
Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, and Giuseppe Verdi are an operatic dream team! Giovanna d'Arco was recorded live during the critically acclaimed performances of the 2013 Salzburg Festival. Full of melodies, passion, and pathos, Verdi’s take on the Joan of Arc story and its legendary heroine is regarded as one of the great composer’s early masterpieces.
This is the first complete recording of this significant Verdi work in Deutsche Grammophon’s history. Domingo is a marvel. Widely hailed as the greatest Verdi tenor of his day, even as a baritone, with his distinctive “bronze” vocal timbre, musical intelligence, and sense of poetry, Domingo remains one of our most compelling Verdi interpreters. Also in the cast is young Italian tenor Francesco Meli, one of the rising stars of bel canto. Renowned Verdi and bel canto maestro Paolo Carignani coaxes idiomatic style and flair from the Salzburg forces.