Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Placido never gives up...

Domingo continues to amaze opera lovers by adding another tenor lead to his shelf of heroes - in this case, Giuliano de' Medici in Leoncavallo's rarity I Medici.
Recorded in the Medici city, Florence, it is the one and only complete recording of this work on the market: A must buy for every Domingo fan and lover of verismo.
I Medici was first performed in 1893, the year after Leoncavallo's Pagliacci put the composer on the map.
Plácido Domingo (Giuliano de' Medici), Carlos Álvarez (Lorenzo), Daniela Dessì (Simonetta), Eric Owens (Montesecco), Vitalij Kowaljow (Poliziano)
Florence Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Alberto Veronesi

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“The role of Giuliano de’ Medici...is a good vehicle for Placido Domingo, who may not sound youthful, but still has plenty of juice in the middle of his voice. Daniela Dessi is touching as the love interest, Simonetta, Carlos Alvarez hectors as Lorenzo, and Eric Owens blusters darkly as the plotter Montesecco. Alberto Veronesi conducts with flair and conviction.” Sunday Times, 23rd May 2010 ***

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