Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Music Minute: Placido Domingo "My Christmas"

Plácido Domingo's new holiday album, My Christmas (Sony Classical), is filled with seasonal favorites, plus duets with a variety of special guests. There will be familiar favorites, plus some that are less well-known.

I got a chance to listen to this album, and I absolutely love his voice. I love Christmas music too. He does some great duets with domestic well-known names including Idina Menzel, Jackie Evancho, and The Piano Guys; plus collaborates with international stars. The arrangements work well for the very different voices represented on the CD, and it's a great way to get (or stay) in the holiday spirit with a very talented, very strong singer. Although he's most well known for his opera career, even those who hate opera can appreciate his voice.
Plácido Domingo, now in his fifth decade of performing on the world’s great stages, has had the most varied career in operatic history. The Spanish singer, now 74, has sung 147 different operatic roles, more than any other performer, and he is also celebrated for his hugely successful pop and Latin albums. A gifted conductor and artistic administrator as well, he is dedicated to supporting emerging singers through his international vocal competition, Operalia.
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