- Performer: Jules Massenet, Eve Queler, Plácido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, Opera Orchestra of New York, et al.
- Audio CD (October 11, 1989)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B000002578
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,713 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Massenet - Le Cid / Domingo · Bumbry · Plishka · Byrne Camp Chorale · OONY · Queler
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Top Customer Reviews
After trying to find a libretto online I decided to just buy the "other" Le Cid with Domingo, recorded in 1976.
Perhaps I should have read the details more carefully but the other rendition (with Domingo, brown cover) is exactly the same recording but comes with a libretto. So I should have purchased the other in the first place.
If you don't want or need a libretto, this CD will do. I just wanted to save someone from having to buy both as I did only to discover the recordings are the same.
The 1976 Carnegie Hall performance sounds great under energic (woman's!) baton with very strong and idiomatic cast (no French!). The national Spanish hero is perfectly suited to Domingo in his golden prime and Bumbry is his magnificent tragic heroine. Bergquist as Infante, Plishka and other low voices are very good, too. Why is it not a repertory piece?
Warmly recommended - not for Massenetists only!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This recording is the only one available, so I'm grateful to be able to hear the piece. Domingo dominates the recording with his great voice and energies. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joel M. Lebow
A rarely performed opera by composer Massenet. Recorded nearly 40 years ago, tenor Placido Domingo gives a truly lyrical performance.Published on June 20, 2014 by Hope C. Solomons
Rare recording of a great opera work
Not as we'll known as Gounod but has achieved the pinnacle of opera with this work
Passados quase 40 anos da data em que foi gravado este espetáculo (março de 1976, em Nova York), LE CID permanece como a única fonte à disposição do ouvinte... Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Jose Rubens Rezek
The music is fine. But if you attended an opera entitled "HITLER", would you be satisfied if the plot emphasized the disagreements between the title character and Eva Braun? Read morePublished on August 24, 2010 by Nom de plume