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In Italian, at the Metropolitan, he sang with plentiful open tone (and, it must be said, little apparent exercise of imagination); in the studio, with Claudio Abbado conducting, and singing in French, he takes the aria as a soliloquy, giving out full voice only at climaxes as marked and refining his whole approach to both words and music.

Domingo leads a powerful cast including Katia Ricciarelli and Ruggero Raimondi under the leadership of Claudio Abbado, to make a case for hearing the opera in its original French version.