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Classicalite review: Placido Domingo's new 'Verdi' album on Sony Classical

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It was only a matter of time, but listening to this first baritone album from Plácido Domingo, the timing seems right. The septuagenarian singer (for some people, truly, age is a state of mind, and sometimes of voice) has been building up his baritone roles for a few years now, starting with Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, progressing through the same composer's Rigoletto, Nabucco and onwards. And truth be told, though his charisma has never dimmed, the voice sometimes has missed that special tinta, the baritonal snarl that is the mark of a true Verdian baritone. On the evidence of this album, he has found something just as convincing. READ THE FULL REVIEW