The Plácido Domingo Story (2011)
Angelo Veccia (vocals), Carlos Alvarez (vocals), Carlos Alvarez (bass), Carlos Chausson (vocals), Catarina Ligendza (soprano), Catarina Ligendza (vocals), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (vocals), Gerd Feldhoff (vocals), Hans Sotin (vocals)
composed by Agustín Lara, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Camille Saint-Saëns, Carl Maria von Weber, Carlos Gardel, César Franck, Ernesto de Curtis, Federico Moreno Torroba, Francisco Alonso, Franz Lehár, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini
The Plácido Domingo Story, a three-CD set that spans recordings from early in the tenor's career until 2010, will be a must-have for his fans. This ... Show synopsis The Plácido Domingo Story, a three-CD set that spans recordings from early in the tenor's career until 2010, will be a must-have for his fans. This expansive collection offers a chronological survey of Domingo's impressive career and allows the listener to map the development of his voice and the extensiveness of his repertoire and musical tastes. Few if any tenors of his generation excelled in such a diverse range of repertoire: Mozart, Italian bel canto, French grand opera, Verdi, Wagner, verismo, Spanish zarzuela, Strauss, Neapolitan song, and the work of living composers. The selections demonstrate the extraordinary power and colorful expressiveness of his distinctive voice. They are also evidence of his dramatic gifts in conveying with intensity each character's feelings, whether heroic, ardently romantic, anguished, carefree, or ecstatic. The first two discs are devoted to operatic excerpts, including both solos and ensembles, recorded between 1968 and 2007, and the third to selections from...