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The Essential Plácido Domingo [Sony Classical] - Bo Skovhus (baritone); Ingvar Wixell (baritone); John Adams (bass); John Denver (guitar); John Denver (vocals); Julius Rudel (piano); Maureen McGovern (vocals); Plácido Domingo (tenor); Renata Scotto (soprano); Ambrosian Opera Chorus (choir, chorus)
Track Listing
  1. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma!
  2. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida
  3. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano
  4. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  5. Luisa Miller, opera: Quando le sere al placido
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  1. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma!
  2. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida
  3. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano
  4. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  5. Luisa Miller, opera: Quando le sere al placido
  6. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Bimba dagli occhi
  7. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Addio, fiorito asi
  8. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem): Ingemisco
  9. Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta
  10. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: Sincero amor
  11. Le Cid, opera: Ah! tout est bien fini - O souverain, o juge, o père
  12. Iris, opera (melodramma) in 3 acts: Apri la tua finestra!
  13. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  14. Gianni Schicchi, opera: Firenze è come un albero fiorito
  15. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Di rigori armato il seno
  16. Sole e amore (Mattinata), for voice & piano
  17. Das Lied von der Erde, for alto (or baritone), tenor & orchestra: Von der Jugend
  18. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira
  19. El Trust de los Tenorios, zarzuela: Te quiero, Morena - Jota
  20. La Dolorosa, zarzuela: La roca fria del Calvario (Romanze)
  21. Doña Francisquita, zarzuela in 3 acts: Por el humo se sabe donde está el fuego
  22. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
  23. Andalucía, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  24. Serenata tapatia, for voice & ensemble
  25. Adoro, for voice & ensemble
  26. Siempre en mi corazón, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  27. Malagueña, song for voice & piano
  28. Man of la Mancha, musical: Dulcinea
  29. Man of la Mancha, musical: The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
  30. Hamlet, film score: In Pace
  31. West Side Story, musical: Maria
  32. Perhaps love
  33. Love Came for Me
  34. Love Until the End of Time
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It's hard to walk through the classical section of a record store without tripping over several Plácido Domingo compilations, so buyers can afford to be picky when choosing one. Any respectable account of his career needs to represent his place in the pantheon of great operatic voices, but also the unparalleled range and diversity of his work outside of that arena. Finally, it needs to home in on the tenor's best work, since the sheer volume and diversity of his discography make it less consistent than those of less ...