ALBUM TITLE: Samson et Dalila
WORKS: Samson et Dalila
PERFORMER: Plácido Domingo, Elena Obraztsova, Renata Bruson; Orchestre de Paris/Daniel Barenboim
CATALOGUE NO: 477 5602
Barenboim conducts the ripest Samson on record with total conviction – has the Bacchanale ever sounded more adult? Domingo is on top form, though Obratsova, with gravel at the bottom of the voice and persistent vibrato, is an acquired taste.