BIZET Carmen Duets & Arias Bocelli 4759143

The peculiar tragic nobility of Bocelli's voice is perfectly suited to the role of Don JosÚ, but the clinching elements are the supporting performances, particularly Marina Domashenko in the title role, whose plummily graceful tones bring just the right note of quixotic disdain to the part; and Bryn Terfel, who delivers the "Toreador's Song" with a swashbuckling gusto.

This CD has an exciting line-up with Marina Domashenko as a wicked Carmen and a booming Bryn Terfel as toreador Escamillo.