Placido Domingo - The Very Best of Placido Domingo (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 689 mb | MP3 320 kbps CBR ~ 395 mb | Scans included | 148 min
Classical, Opera | Label: Warner Classics / EMI | Rel: 2011
This 2CD 'Very Best Of' collection features Placido Domingo performing a wide selection of arias taken from works by Mozart, Handel, Puccini, Verdi and many more. Plácido Domingo has effectively and prolifically recorded for a number of labels, both "major" and "minor." For any one of them to come forward with a package purporting to be The Very Best of Plácido Domingo is presupposing a lot. Although a few of the recordings in this two-disc compilation come from the early '70s, the vast majority are late-career performances from the 1980s and 1990s. Domingo took care of his instrument longer than practically any other male singer in the late twentieth century; that said, this two-disc set is not so much Domingo's "very best" as it is some of the better performances from a period where he was a little past his prime.