Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cavalleria rusticana: O Lola, ch'ai di latti la cammisa Pietro Mascagni 2:13
2 Cavalleria rusticana: Intanto amici … Viva il vino spumeggiante Pietro Mascagni 3:09
3 Cavalleria rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso Pietro Mascagni 3:49
4 Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Act II) Georges Bizet 4:29
5 Turandot: Non piangere, Liù (Act I) Giacomo Puccini 2:38
6 Turandot: Nessun dorma (Act III) Giacomo Puccini 3:06
7 Turandot: Principessa di morte! (Act III) Giacomo Puccini 3:28
8 Faust: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre … Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (Act III) Charles‐François Gounod 6:28
9 Roméo et Juliette: L'amour, l'amour … Ah, lève-toi, soleil (Act II) Charles‐François Gounod 4:42
10 Le Roi d'Ys: Puisqu'on ne peut fléchir … Vainement, ma bien aimée (Act III) Édouard Lalo 3:48
11 Le Juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur (Act IV) Fromental Halévy 6:21
12 La Périchole: Le conquérant dir à la jeune Indienne (Act I) Jacques Offenbach 2:38
13 La Périchole: Vous a t'on dit souvent (Act I) Jacques Offenbach 2:36
14 La Périchole: Et là maintenant que nous sommes seuls (Act II) Jacques Offenbach 2:11
15 La Périchole: On me proposait d'être infâme (Act III) Jacques Offenbach 4:04
16 MacBeth: O figli, o figli miei … Ah, la paterna mano (Act IV) Giuseppe Verdi 3:51
17 I Pagliacci: Recitar! … Vesti la giubba (Act I) Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:57

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Fromental Halévy (composer) (track 11)
Édouard Lalo (composer) (track 10)
Pietro Mascagni (composer) (track 2)
Jacques Offenbach (tracks 12–15)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 5, 7)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 16, 16)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1859) (track 8)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1867) (track 9)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 4)
Pietro Mascagni (composer) (1890) (tracks 1, 3)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 17)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 6)
conductor:
Jacques Delacôte (conductor) (tracks 4, 8–11)
Alain Lombard (conductor) (tracks 5–7)
Riccardo Muti (conductor) (tracks 1–3, 16–17)
Michel Plasson (conductor) (tracks 12–15)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 5–7)
Jules Barbier (tracks 8–9)
Michel Carré (librettist) (tracks 8–9)
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 12–15)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 12–15)
Guido Menasci (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (tracks 1–3)
Eugène Scribe (track 11)
Renato Simoni (tracks 5–7)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (tracks 1–3)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 4)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 4)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 17)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 1–3, 16–17)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (tracks 1–17)
publisher:
arrangements:
Aubade "Vainement, ma bien-aimée" from Le Roi d'Ys (for violin and piano, Szigeti) (track 10)
Nessun Dorma (track 6)
Nessun dorma (for brass band, arr. Snell) (track 6)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 17)
Pagliacci: Atto I. “Vesti la giubba” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
Turandot: Atto III, Scena I. Aria “Nessun dorma” (Calaf) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Nessun dorma (Rapsody, rap song very loosely based on Puccini's Turandot) (track 6)
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of “Vesti la giubba” from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci) (track 17)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 6)
Going to Win (track 6)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 6)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 4)
For the First Time (1959 film) (track 17)
La Juive: Acte IV (track 11)
La Périchole: Acte I (number) (tracks 12–13)
La Périchole: Acte II (number) (track 14)
La Périchole: Acte III (number) (track 15)
Macbeth: Atto IV (number) (tracks 16, 16)
Faust: Acte III (track 8)
Turandot: Atto III (tracks 6–7)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 17)
Turandot: Atto I (track 5)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Opera Mortis (track 6)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 4, 17)