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Placido Domingo is a legend. One of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, he is also a conductor and a major force as an opera administrator in his, role as a general director of the two companies: Los Angles Opera and Washington National Opera. As a singer, Domingo's repertoire encompasses 134 roles, a number unmatched by any other tenor in history, with more than 3,500 career performances. He has won twelve Grammy Awards and his recordings and appearances with Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavaroti as The Three Tenors was one of the most successful musical partnerships of all time.
After a recording career spanning more than fifty years of classical performances, Placido Domingo fulfills his wish to record an album of famous songs that accompanied his life. The Maestro himself chose the repertoire on Songs, his first pop album in over twenty years, paying tribute to some of the greatest songwriters and including some of the world's most popular songs form the past seventy years, For this long-awaited new album, Domingo invited world-renowned artist and highly talented newcomers to join him for duets including Josh Groban, Harry Connick, Jr., Susan Boyle, Chris Botti, Megan Hilty and Katherine Jenkins. Particularly close to his heart is the duet with his son, Placido Domingo Jr., on "What a Wonderful World."
Audio Mixers: Francisco Rodriguez; Basilio Ramírez; Rafa Sardina.
Recording information: 71 Recording Studios, Zurich, Switzerland (12/2011-03/2012); Avatar Studios, Studio A, New York City (12/2011-03/2012); Cata Studios, Madrid, Spain (12/2011-03/2012); Studio Millennia, Valencia, Spain (12/2011-03/2012).
Editors: Marco Gamboa; David Lai; Vanessa Garde.
Photographer: Rubén Martín.
Songs, legendary Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo's first official pop album in nearly 20 years, features a personal collection of beloved melodies from all over the world, including Jacques Brel's "La Chanson des Vieux Amants," "Come What May" from director Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, Antônio Carlos Jobim's "Girl from Ipanema," and "Parla Piú Piano" from The Godfather. Songs also promises duets with some of the industry's best, including Josh Groban, Harry Connick, Jr., Susan Boyle, Chris Botti, Megan Hilty, and Katherine Jenkins, as well as an emotional rendition of "Canción Para una Reina" with son Plácido Domingo, Jr., who also produced the album.