Perhaps Love Album Review

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This is a rather interesting collection of English pop songs as sung by the great Spanish operatic tenor Placido Domingo (my favorite). My mom had this album and played it often while I was growing up, so my feelings about it are colored by nostalgia. I know that some of my non-opera-loving college friends, for example, found the operatic technique a little overblown and Domingo’s accent too thick, especially in his rendition of “Yesterday,” while as a bit of an opera snob myself, I found some of the other songs not quite “worthy” of Domingo’s incredible voice. However, there are several songs on the album that are so knock-your-socks-off gorgeous that I have to recommend it. My favorites include:

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Domingo/Milnes: Great Operatic Duets Album Review

Plácido Domingo: Great Opera Duets

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Another album I grew up listening to on vinyl and love. Domingo and Milnes were in their prime when they recorded these duets together, and they’re a perfect match. The gorgeous duet from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (“Au Fond du Temple Saint”) is simply sublime and the album’s standout for me, with “Solenne in quest’ora” from La Forza del destino and “Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro” from Othello close behind.

My rating: (5 / 5)