Plácido Domingo has been synonymous with the world of opera for nearly fifty years. In a career that has seen him perform 3,500 times, taking on more than 130 major tenor roles, encompassing music from Handel and Gluck to Menotti, Tan Dun and Daniel Catán, Domingo’s career has been unparalleled.
On 23 January 2011 Domingo celebrates his 70th birthday. To celebrate, we are planning a raft of releases, both new and old, with many incredible recordings drawn from his amazingly rich DG and Decca catalogue.
In chronological order, a fascinating 3-CD set celebrating four decades of Deutsche Grammophon and Decca recordings.
Two CDs dedicated to Opera - One CD of Latin American music, Viennese operetta, zarzuela, pop repertoire and religious music.
Limited, PRESTIGE edition.
152-page colour hardcover book.
Previously unreleased and rare tracks - Giordano's "Amor ti vieta" from his first recording (1968) and an unreleased aria from a Decca Don Carlo recording with Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic from 1975.
Complete full-colour discography.
A new essay by critic Harvey Sachs.
“generally it's well planned...It also includes two previously unreleased items, Don Carlo's 'Io la vidi' under Karajan (1975) and an aria from Francisco Alonso's zarzuela La calesera (2010) that Domingo completists will certainly want to acquire.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2011 ****