Menotti: Goya

Album cover art for upc 807280157697
Label: ARTH
Catalog: 101576
Format: DVD

DOMINGO; BREEDT; MARTINEZ; CONRAD; MURARO; GERHAHER; RADIO-SYMPHONIEORCHESTER WIEN; VILLAUME; HOLTEN

In 1977 Gian Carlo Menotti met with Plácido Domingo who suggested Menotti write an opera for him on the life of Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Commissioned by the Washington National Opera, it had its premiere there in 1986. Domingo opted to sing Goya in his Vienna State Opera debut in 2004, seen on this DVD, which previously has been issued. Goya bored the operatic world, and for good reason. It is old-fashioned, with tunes—but none that are memorable. It is very unlikely it will appear on opera stages again, particularly when there is no Domingo to sing it. This Viennese performance does what can be done with this music, and admirers of Domingo might wish to have it to put next to the dozens of videos of more worthy operas. Picture and audio (not surround sound) are dated. © 2011 ClassicalCDReview.com

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