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Christmas With Placido Domingo
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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One of the BEST Christmas CDs ever
ANT | Crofton, MD USA | 11/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some claim that Domingo's voice is not suited for modern-day carols and Christmas tunes. I would like to state that this is only partly true. Are you listening to "I'll be Home for Christmas" on this album to hear it sung as you have heard a MILLION times before? If so, then yes you will be disappointed. True Domingo fans, however, such as myself see this album as a triumph of his career, albeit not as phenomenal as his operatic works.His mastery of the language give Silent Night a new and uplifting light, sung in three different languages. The Vienna Symphony Orchestra backs him up wonderfully and the new songs take on a classical 'jump' that is more fun then wrong. He is simply put the world's best operatic vocalist (in my own humble opinion) and his velvet tones bring out the true feeling of the season in these carols.I found his power in the song "O Joyful Children" truly moving, a passionate work beyond reproach. You will be touched. Another piece that particularly stands out is "Mary's Boy Child," a traditional island Christmas tune given a sweet and soft performance by Domingo and the orchestra. He sings softly and sweetly for the verses, then triumphantly and powerfully in the chorus. And those are just a few of the songs on the album.This is a must-own for Domingo fans, opera fans even, and most certainly for Christmas lovers around the world. My only complaint is the brevity of the album. Oh, would that we could be treated to more works by this outstanding performer!"