Sunday Morning Opera: Placi Turns 75!

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Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 11.24.51 PMOkay, so he’s a tenor.  He’s also my favorite tenor.  I’ve seen him so many times at the Met:  Otello, Don Carlo, Traviata,  Tosca, and Lohengrin, which was quite good.  I love his Cavaradossi, which I think is the best I’ve seen.  I have a stack of his recordings, many in vinyl.  I still can’t listen to his duet with John Denver.  It makes me cry.  (Of all the deaths, Denver’s hit me the hardest.)  His Granada is incredible. Sure, he’s a tenor, but that’s okay.  We must be tolerant.  Besides, he made the perfect foil for the greatest baritone of them all, Sherrill Milnes.  In fact, my very favorite recording of all time is the Tosca he did with Milnes and Leontyne Price.  That alone is amazing, considering the love I have for Thais with Milnes and Bubbles.  In fact, next to Milnes, I’ve seen Domingo on stage more than any other performer.  If you haven’t seen the film he and Milnes did of Tosca, you need to.  It is considered the best version of Tosca, Ever.  And, I’m a Tosca junkie.

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