Giordano: Andrea Chenier - Di Stefano, Gonzalez, Ausensi, Domingo; Guadagno. Mexico City, 1961


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When discussing Andrea Chénier it seems strange to start out with L'incredibile and L'abate especially when the cast feature Giuseppe Di Stefano and Manuel Ausensi but when those parts are played by a young Placido Domingo an exception should be made.  Although Domingo has been very candid in his interviews about the struggle he made to learn to sing, it is clear from this recording that already in his early twenties he possessed substantial talent both from a vocal and interpretive aspect.   That said, Giuseppe Di Stefano sings wonderfully as does Ausensi…but get this one for Domingo and for struggling comprimario tenors everywhere!

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