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Placido Domingo: The 50 Greatest Tracks - famous arias from Carmen, Aida, Turandot, Tosca plus popular & Latin American songs

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Morena, Manuel Penella : El gato montés
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Puccini, Giacomo : Edgar, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Lara, Agustín [De Lara] : Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
>Brodszky, Nicholas : Be my love
>Gardel, Carlos : El día que me quieras (The Day When You Love Me), tango song for voice & orchestra
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Valente, Nicola : Passione (Passion), song
>Simóns, Moisés : Marta
>Lazzaro, Eldo di : Chitarra romana, song for voice & orchestra
>Gardel, Carlos : Volver
>Grever, Maria : Te quiero dijiste
>Freire, Osmán Pérez : Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra
>Lacalle, Joseph M. : Amapola, for voice & orchestra
>Gardel, Carlos : Mi buenos aires querido, tango for voice & orchestra
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Tu ca nun chiagne
>Capua, Eduardo di : I'te vurria vasà for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Schubert, Franz : Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Co
>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Grever, Maria : Júrame, for voice & orchestra
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
>Wagner, Richard : Wesendonck Lieder
>Gastaldon, Stanislao : Musica prohibita, for voice & orchestra, Op. 5
>Cioffi, Giuseppe : Na sera 'e maggio
>Lecuona, Ernesto : Siboney, for piano
>Sorozábal, Pablo : La taberna del puerto
>Lehár, Franz : The Land of Smiles
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Notes & Reviews:

This 2-CD compilation features the greatest hits of "the king of opera" (Los Angeles Times), Plácido Domingo. The 50 tracks display Domingo's unrivaled versatility, including excerpts from famous operas such as Carmen, Aida, Turandot and Tosca as well as first-rate examples of popular songs and Latin American tunes.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (01/1981); Berlin, Sender Freies Berlin, Groáer Sendesaal (01/1981); Budapest, Italian Cultural Institute (01/1981); Ferrara, Teatro Comunale (01/1981); Geneva, Victoria Hall (01/1981); Leverkusen, Forumhalle (01/1981); London, Henry Wood Hall (01/1981); London, Kingsway Hall (01/1981); London, Tooting, All Saints' Church (01/1981); Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (01/1981); Madrid, Teatro Bulevar (01/1981); Milan, Auditorium di Milano (01/1981); Milan, La Scala (01/1981); Munich, Bürgerbräu-Keller (01/1981); Paris, Maison de la Mutualité (01/1981); Paris, Opéra Bastille, Salle Gounod (01/1981); Paris, Radio France, Studio 104 (01/1981); Rome, Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione (01/1981); Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica Sala Santa Cecilia (01/1981); Rome, Terme di Caracalla (01/1981); Vienna, Musikverein, Groáer Saal (01/1981); Vienna, Sofiensaal (01/1981); Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (01/1984); Berlin, Sender Freies Berlin, Groáer Sendesaal (01/1984); Budapest, Italian Cultural Institute (01/1984); Ferrara, Teatro Comunale (01/1984); Geneva, Victoria Hall (01/1984); Leverkusen, Forumhalle (01/1984); London, Henry Wood Hall (01/1984); London, Kingsway Hall (01/1984); London, Tooting, All Saints' Church (01/1984); Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (01/1984); Madrid, Teatro Bulevar (01/1984); Milan, Auditorium di Milano (01/1984); Milan, La Scala (01/1984); Munich, Bürgerbräu-Keller (01/1984); Paris, Maison de la Mutualité (01/1984); Paris, Opéra Bastille, Salle Gounod (01/1984); Paris, Radio France, Studio 104 (01/1984); Rome, Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione (01/1984); Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica Sala Santa Cecilia (01/1984); Rome, Terme di Caracalla (01/1984); Vienna, Musikverein, Groáer Saal (01/1984); Vienna, Sofiensaal (01/1984); Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (02/1979); Berlin, Sender Freies Berlin, Groáer Sendesaal (02/1979); Budapest, Italian Cultural Institute (02/1979); Ferrara, Teatro Comunale (02/1979); Geneva, Victoria Hall (02/1979); Leverkusen, Forumhalle (02/1979); London, Henry Wood Hall (02/1979); London, Kingsway Hall (02/1979); London, Tooting, All Saints' Church (02/1979); Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (02/1979); Madrid, Teatro Bulevar (02/1979); Milan, Auditorium di Milano (02/1979); Milan, La Scala (02/1979); Munich, Bürgerbräu-Keller (02/1979); Paris, Maison de la Mutualité (02/1979); Paris, Opéra Bastille, Salle Gounod (02/1979); Paris, Radio France, Studio 104 (02/1979); Rome, Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione (02/1979); Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica Sala Santa Cecilia (02/1979); Rome, Terme di Caracalla (02/1979); Vienna, Musikverein, Groáer Saal (02/1979); Vienna, Sofiensaal (02/1979); Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (02/1992); Berlin, Sender Freies Berlin, Groáer Sendesaal (02/1992); Budapest, Italian Cultural Institute (02/1992); Ferrara, Teatro Comunale (02/1992); Geneva, Victoria Hall (02/1992); Leverkusen, Forumhalle (02/1992); London, Henry Wood Hall (02/1992); London, Kingsway Hall (02/1992); London, Tooting, All Saints' Church (02/1992); Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (02/1992); Madrid, Teatro Bulevar (02/1992); Milan, Auditorium di Milano (02/1992); Milan, La Scala (02/1992); Munich, Bürgerbräu-Keller (02/1992); Paris, Maison de la Mutualité (02/1992); Paris, Opéra Bastille, Salle Gounod (02/1992); Paris, Radio France, Studio 104 (02/1992); Rome, Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione (02/1992); Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica Sala Santa Cecilia (02/1992); Rome, Terme di Caracalla (02/1992); Vienna, Musikverein, Groáer Saal (02/1992); Vienna, Sofiensaal (02/1992); Berlin, Jesus-Christus-Kirche (02/2002); Berlin, Sender Freies Berlin, Groáer Sendesaal (02/2002); Budapest, Italian Cultural Institute (02/2002); Ferrara, Teatro Comunale (02/2002); Geneva, Victoria Hall (02/2002); Leverkusen, Forumhalle (02/2002); London, Henry Wood Hall (02/2002); London, Kingsway Hall (02/2002); London, Tooting, All Saints' Church (02/2002); Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (02/2002); Madrid, Teatro Bulevar (02/2002).



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Recondita armonia
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Un dì felice, eterea
  • Performers: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha :: Ach, so fromm
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Voice); Hans Sotin (Bass)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du prin
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Voice); Robin Leggate (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Questa o quella
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Esultate!
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L'Africaine :: Pays merveilleux...O paradis
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Morena, Manuel Penella : El gato montés :: Senó, q'e no me farte er való
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Miguel Roa
  • Notes: Composition written: 1916.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1916

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Am stillen Herd
  • Performers: Roberto Banuelas (Baritone); Placido Domingo (Voice); Gerd Feldhoff (Baritone); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Roland Hermann (Baritone); Peter Maus (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Morgenlich leuchtend
  • Performers: Roberto Banuelas (Baritone); Placido Domingo (Voice); Gerd Feldhoff (Baritone); Peter Lagger (Bass); Peter Maus (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugen Jochum
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Puccini, Giacomo : Edgar, opera :: Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Veronesi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1889

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila :: Arrêtez, ô mes frères!
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Ils se sont éloignés enfin!
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Voice); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
  • Performers: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Che si vuol? / Il maledetto non ha fratelli
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performers: José Carreras (Tenor); Placido Domingo (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Lara, Agustín [De Lara] : Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcel Peeters
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932

>Brodszky, Nicholas : Be my love
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949

>Gardel, Carlos : El día que me quieras (The Day When You Love Me), tango song for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Roberto Pansera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Valente, Nicola : Passione (Passion), song
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Simóns, Moisés : Marta
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lazzaro, Eldo di : Chitarra romana, song for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1920-1950

>Gardel, Carlos : Volver
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Roberto Pansera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Grever, Maria : Te quiero dijiste
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Freire, Osmán Pérez : Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1913.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1913

>Lacalle, Joseph M. : Amapola, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1924

>Gardel, Carlos : Mi buenos aires querido, tango for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Roberto Pansera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Curtis, Ernesto de : Tu ca nun chiagne
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1915

>Capua, Eduardo di : I'te vurria vasà for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1890

>Schubert, Franz : Wiegenlied ("Schlafe, schlafe, holder süsser Knabe"), song for voice & piano ("Mille Cherubini in Co
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1816

>d'Hardelot, Guy : Parce que (Because), for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1902

>Grever, Maria : Júrame, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcel Peeters
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1926

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Mattinata
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcel Peeters
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>Cardillo, Salvatore : Core' ngrato
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcel Peeters
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Wagner, Richard : Wesendonck Lieder :: Der Engel
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1858

>Gastaldon, Stanislao : Musica prohibita, for voice & orchestra, Op. 5
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Cioffi, Giuseppe : Na sera 'e maggio
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Lecuona, Ernesto : Siboney, for piano
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl-Heinz Loges
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Sorozábal, Pablo : La taberna del puerto :: No puede ser
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1936

>Lehár, Franz : The Land of Smiles :: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal