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Placido Domingo sings Verdi

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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Since the beginning of Plácido Domingo‘s career, which now spans 52 years, Guiseppe Verdi has been one of the most important composers for him. Following countless performances as a tenor, Domingo has now recorded an album of Verdi’s baritone arias. Available August 27th, the new recording entitled “Verdi” includes arias from Macbeth, Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Traviata,Simon Boccanegra, Ernani, Il Trovatore, Don Carlo and La Forza del Destino.

The world celebrates Verdi’s 200th birthday this year and Domingo’s pays homage to the composer with this new recording. “Verdi is a wellspring of great music, and every lyric singer is grateful to him,” says Domingo. “For me 2013 must be a special celebration and an act of thanksgiving and love toward Giuseppe Verdi.”

Domingo emphasizes that his purpose is by no means simply to present something new, come what may: “It is and will remain my voice - a voice that is familiar, that people know very well.” However, the newly acquired repertoire brings to light previously unknown timbres in his voice, which Domingo aims to explore. “It is like a painter’s palette on which you suddenly discover new colors. The vocal quality and pitch blend to create new forms of expression, which are quite simply exciting - for the singer at least as much as for the listener.”

Moreover, he sees Verdi’s baritone parts as a challenge for any singer, not only in terms of mastering the music: “Verdi experienced so much pain, so many blows of fate - all of which he put into his operas, and especially into the baritone parts. Singing this, you feel as if you are living through it all yourself. Suffering in public on the stage. Not always an easy process.”

Having interpreted and lived all of Giuseppe Verdi’s tenor roles on stage, it is an exciting challenge for Domingo to perform the roles in Verdi’s operas at a different level through the baritone arias. Domingo has been seen on stage as a baritone in five operas by Verdi:Simon Boccanegra, Rigoletto, and I Due Foscari, as well as Germont in La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in the title role of Nabucco at the Royal Opera in Covent Garden. In 2013, he will be appearing in two other parts: as Giacomo in Giovanna d’Arco at the Salzburg Festival in August and as Count di Luna in Il Trovatore at the Berlin State Opera in November.

TRACKLISTING

Macbeth

01 - Perfidi! All’anglo contro me v’unite! ... Pietà, rispetto, amore

Rigoletto

02 - Pari siamo! ... Io la lingua

03 - Cortigiani, vil razza dannata

Un ballo in maschera

04 - Alzati; là tuo figlio ... Eri tu che macchiavi quell’ anima

La Traviata

05 - Di Provenza il mar, il suol

Simon Boccanegra

06 - Abbasso le spade! ... Plebe! Patrizi! ... Popolo dalla feroce storia!

07 - Ecco la spade

Ernani

08 - È questo il loco

09 - Oh, de’ verd’anni miei

Il Trovatore

10 - Tutto è deserto ...

11 - Il balen del suo sorriso

12 - Qual suono!...Oh ciel!....Per me, ora fatale

Don Carlo

13 - Son io, mio Carlo

14 - Per me giunto è il dì supremo

15 - Che parli tu di morte?

La forza del destino

16 - Morir! Tremenda cosa

17 - Urna fatale del mio destino

18 - E s’altra prova rinvenir potessi?

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
Having performed more than 130 tenor roles in his career, Domingo is drifting more and more toward the baritone repertory. He has recorded Figaro in Barber of Seville and has sung (among other roles) Boccanegra, Nabucco and Giorgio Germont on stage. Domingo has been such a valuable performer for so many years. Notes, texts, and translations are supplied, along with a gallery of interesting pictures.



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 4. Scene and Aria. Perfidi! All'anglo contro me v'unite!...Pietà, rispett, amore
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Ensemble: Orquestra de la Comunital Valenciana
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1, Scene 3. Scene. Pari siamo! Io la lingua
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 2, Scene 2. Aria. Sì, la mia figlia!...Cortigiani, vil razza dannata
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Act 3, Scene 1. Aria. Alzati! Là tuo figlio...Eri tu che macciavi quell'anima
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2, Scene 1. Aria. Di Provenza il mar, il suo!
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra :: Act 1, Scene 2. Abbasso le spade!...Plebe! Patrizi! Popolo dalla feroce storia!
  • Performers: Gianluca Buratto (Bass); Fernando Piqueras; Bonifaci Carrillo; Angel Blue; Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra :: Act 1, Scene 2. Ecco la spada
  • Performers: Aquiles Machado (Tenor); Gianluca Buratto (Bass); Fernando Piqueras; Bonifaci Carrillo; Angel Blue; Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Act 3. Scene and Cavatina. E questo il loco?
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Act 3. Scene and Cavatina. Oh, de' verd'anni miei
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Part 2, Scene 2. Scene and Aria. Tutto è deserto
  • Performers: Gianluca Buratto (Bass); Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Part 2, Scene 2. Scene and Aria. Il balen del suo sorriso
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Part 2, Scene 2. Scene and Aria. Qual suono! Oh ciel!...Per me, ora fatale
  • Performers: Gianluca Buratto (Bass); Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 4, Scene 2. Son io, mio Carlo
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Aquiles Machado (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 4, Scene 2. Per me giunto è il dì supremo
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 4, Scene 2. Che parli tu di morte?
  • Performers: Aquiles Machado (Tenor); Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3, Scene 2. Scene and Aria. Morir! Tremenda cosa
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3, Scene 2. Scene and Aria. Urna fatale del mio destino
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3, Scene 2. Scene and Aria. E s'altra prova rinvenir potessi?...Egli è sal
  • Performers: Gianluca Buratto (Bass); Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Notes: Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (04/28/2013); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (04/28/2013); Angel Recording Studios (Studio 2), London (11/2012/12/2012); Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia Auditori, Valencia (11/2012/12/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862