NVC Arts/Warner Classics are delighted to announce the launch of www.placidodomingo.tv
, a website that showcases the brand new DVD collection created by Domingo himself, Plácido Domingo - My Greatest Roles
provides information about the entire collection and allows access to clips from operas featured in the series, as well as specially-filmed commentary by Domingo.
Plácido Domingo – My Greatest Roles
celebrates the career of a true giant of the operatic world. This series of four DVD boxed sets features some of Domingo’s greatest performances on stage. Each volume includes three full length operas: in Volume 1 the operas are all by Puccini; Volume 2 features operas by Verdi, in Volume 3 the focus will be French opera and Volume 4 will be devoted to ‘verismo’ opera. Volumes 1 & 2 are already available, and Volumes 3 & 4 are due to be released later in the year.
Domingo, who has overall Artistic Supervision of the My Greatest Roles project, has chosen the productions featured in each boxed set, half of which are NVC Arts titles, and half are from other labels. In addition, each volume is complemented by a
1-hour bonus DVD in which Plácido Domingo speaks at length, with passion and tremendous insight, about each of the roles he sings and why he has chosen them.
These accompanying interviews are all available on the website, including exclusive access to interview material from the forthcoming Volume 3: French Opera
My Greatest Roles – The Documentary
accompanies the series, and takes the form of a retrospective of Domingo’s greatest work with extensive interviews, illustrated by performance footage, building a picture of this unique artist throughout his extraordinary career.
Also coming up in June/July, Plácido Domingo performs his first baritone role in Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
. One of the performances at the Royal Opera House in London will be shown on the big screen live on 13 July
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