Verdi baritone arias (Plácido Domingo album)

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Verdi
Domingo Verdi baritone arias.jpg
Studio album by
Released2013
GenreOpera
LabelSony
Plácido Domingo chronology
Songs
(2012)
Verdi
(2013)
Encanto del Mar
(2014)

Verdi is a 2013 album of baritone arias by the 72-year-old Plácido Domingo, returning to the baritone register of his youth. The album, the first collection of baritone arias by the singer, was released by Sony Classics on 27 August 2013.[1] Domingo is accompanied by the Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. The album won a Latin Grammy in 2014 for Best Classical Album.

Reviews[edit]

It was favourably received by The Independent,[2] the Toronto Star,[3] and other reviewers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Macbeth (opera), Act IV, Macbeth aria: 'Perfidi! All'Anglo contro me v'unite! ... Pieta, rispetto, amore'
  2. Rigoletto, Act I, Scene 3, Rigoletto's scena: 'Pari siamo! Io la lingua'
  3. Rigoletto, Act II, Scene 2, Rigoletto's Aria: 'Si, la mia figlia! ... Cortigiani, vil razza dannata'
  4. Un ballo in maschera, Act III, Scene 1, Renato's aria: 'Alzati! La tuo figlio ... Eri tu che macciavi quell'anima'
  5. La traviata, Germont Act II, Scene 1, Aria: 'Di Provenza il mar, il suol'
  6. Simon Boccanegra, Act I, Scene 2: 'Abbasso le spade! ... Plebe! Patrizi! Popolo dalla feroce storia!'
  7. Simon Boccanegra, Act I, Scene 2: 'Ecco la spada'
  8. Ernani, Act III, Carlo V Scene and Cavatina: 'E questo il loco?'
  9. Ernani, Act III, Carlo V Scene and Cavatina: 'Oh, de' verd'anni miei'
  10. Il trovatore, Part II, Scene 2, Conte di Luna, Ferrando Scena ed Aria: 'Tutto e deserto'
  11. Il trovatore, Part II, Scene 2, Conte di Luna Scena ed Aria: 'Il balen del suo sorriso' –
  12. Il trovatore, Part II, Scene 2, Conte di Luna, Ferrando, Scena ed Aria: 'Qual suono! Oh ciel! ... Per me, ora fatale'
  13. Don Carlo, Act IV, Scene 2: Rodrigo, Don Carlo 'Son io, mio Carlo'
  14. Don Carlo, Act IV, Rodrigo Scene 2: 'Per me giunto e il di supremo'
  15. Don Carlo, Act IV, Don Carlo, Rodrigo Scene 2: 'Che parli tu di morte?'
  16. La forza del destino, Act III, Scene 2, Carlo Scena ed Aria: 'Morir! Tremenda cosa'
  17. La forza del destino, Act III, Scene 2, Carlo Scena ed Aria: 'Urna fatale del mio destino'
  18. La forza del destino, Act III, Scene 2, Scena ed Aria: 'E s'altra prova rinvenir potessi? ... Egli e salvo! Gioia immens"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013)[4] Peak
position
Weeks
on chart
Austria 27 2
Belgium (Flanders) 199 1
Spain 43 6
US Classical Albums[5] 18 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placido Domingo Celebrates Verdi's 200th Birthday With His First Recording Of Baritone Arias Verdi Available August 27th, 2013
  2. ^ Independent - review "The collection includes excerpts from Simon Boccanegra, the role that has most helped usher in this phase of the singer's career, along with strong performances revealing the dignity and self-knowledge of Macbeth in his final aria, "Perfidi! All'anglo contro me v'unite!", and negotiating Triboulet's shift from anger to supplication in "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata" from Rigoletto."
  3. ^ Placido Domingo reinvents himself with Verdi: CD review At 72, the Spanish tenor begins a new career as a baritone.
  4. ^ "Plácido Domingo / Pablo Heras-Casado / Orquestra de la Comunítat Valencíana – Verdi". Austriancharts.com: Das Österreichische Hitparaden- und Musik-Portal (with additional world-wide chart information).
  5. ^ "Billboard Classical Albums: October 12, 2013". Billboard. Hover over album listing for "wks on chart" and "peak position" information.