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The Very Best of Placido Domingo

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Mascagni, Pietro : Nerone
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Eine Nacht in Venedig
>Zeller, Carl : Der Vogelhändler
>Lehár, Franz : Paganini
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Lehár, Franz : The Land of Smiles
>Guerrero, Jacinto : Los gavilanes
>Guerrero, Jacinto : La Rosa del Azafran, zarzuela
>Sorozábal, Pablo : La taberna del puerto
>Alonso, Francisco : Coplas de Ronda, zarzuela
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Villancicos (3), for voice & piano (from Retablo de Navidad)
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : Coplas del pastor enamorado, for voice & piano (or guitar)
>Rodrigo, Joaquín : En Aranjuez con tu amor
>Gade, Jacob : Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra
>Serradel, Narciso : La Golondrina, cancion for voice & piano
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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 1. Il mio tesoro
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act 1. Un'aura amorosa
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 1. Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 1. La ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Asher Fisch
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Act 1. Vani sono i lamenti...Svegliatevi nel core
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: Act 4. Pays merveilleux...O paradis
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Barker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 3. Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre...Salut! demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid :: Act 3. Ah! tout est bien fini...O souverain, ô juge, ô père
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Asher Fisch
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : None but the Lonely Heart, Op. 6, no 6
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Randall Behr
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin :: Act 2. Lensky's Aria (Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Randall Behr
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 1. Donna, non vidi mai
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 2. Ah, Manon, mi tradisce
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 1. Dammi i colori...Recondita armonia
  • Performers: Renato Capecchi (Baritone); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West :: Act 3. Ch'ella mi creda
  • Performers: Renato Capecchi (Baritone); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Barker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: Act 1. Dai campi, dai prati
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Mascagni, Pietro : Nerone :: Act 3. Virgini Muse...Quando al soave anelito
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Act 2. O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe
  • Performers: Violeta Urmana (Soprano); Deborah Voigt (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried :: Act 1. Was am besten er kann...Hoho! Hohei!
  • Performers: David Cangelosi (Tenor); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Act 1. Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Act 1. Su, profetessa...Dí tu se fedele
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Reri Grist (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Act 3. Forse la soglia attinse...Ma se m'è forza perderti
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3. O tu che in seno agli angeli
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Act 1. Su, cacciator...Fontainebleau!...lo la vidi
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Act 4. Niun mi tema
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Barker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Eine Nacht in Venedig :: Act 3. Ach, wie so herrlich zu schau'n
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Notes: Composition written: 10/03/1883.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 10/03/1883

>Zeller, Carl : Der Vogelhändler :: Act 1. Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1891.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1891

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Paganini :: Act 2. Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1924-25.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow :: Act 1. O Vaterland...Da geh' ich zu Maxim
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Land of Smiles :: Act
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Guerrero, Jacinto : Los gavilanes :: Mi aldea
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Manuel Moreno-Buendia
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Guerrero, Jacinto : La Rosa del Azafrán, zarzuela :: Canción del sembrador
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Manuel Moreno-Buendia
  • Ensemble: Rondalla Lirica de Madrid
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Pablo Sorozábal (1897 - 1988) : La taberna del puerto :: No puede ser
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Manuel Moreno-Buendia
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1936

>Alonso, Francisco : Coplas de Ronda, zarzuela :: Serenata
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Manuel Moreno-Buendia
  • Ensemble: Rondalla Lirica de Madrid
  • Notes: Composition written: 1929.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1929

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Villancicos (3), for voice & piano (from Retablo de Navidad) :: 3. Copillas de Belén
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : Coplas del pastor enamorado, for voice & piano (or guitar)
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Manuel Barrueco (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Joaquín Rodrigo (1901 - 1999) : En Aranjuez con tu amor
  • Performers: Peter Horton (Guitar); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1968

>Gade, Jacob : Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Serradel, Narciso : La Golondrina, cançion for voice & piano
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1862