Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossil ... Celeste Aida
Giuseppe Verdi 4:21
2 L'amico Fritz, opera: O amore, o bella luce del core
Pietro Mascagni 2:29
3 Cavalleria Rusticana, opera: Intanto amici ... Viva il vino spumeggiante
Pietro Mascagni 3:09
4 Otello, opera: Esultate!
Giuseppe Verdi 2:12
5 Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
Giacomo Puccini 3:11
6 Don Carlos, opera: Llo l'ho perduta
Giuseppe Verdi 3:21
7 I Pagliacci, opera: Recitar! Vesti la giubba
Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:54
8 Ernani, opera: Mercé diletti amici ... Come rugiada al cespite
Giuseppe Verdi 4:21
9 La forza del Destino, opera: O tu che in seno agli angeli
Giuseppe Verdi 3:19
10 Un ballo in maschera, opera: Su profetessa monta il treppiè ...Di tu se fedele
Giuseppe Verdi 4:04
11 Messa Da Requiem, opera: Ingemisco
Giuseppe Verdi 3:39
12 Messa Da Requiem, opera: Hostias
Giuseppe Verdi 6:14
13 Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma
Giacomo Puccini 3:06
14 Cavalleria Rusticana, opera: Mamma, quel vino è generoso
Pietro Mascagni 3:42
15 Otello, opera: Messeri! il Doge
Giuseppe Verdi 2:07

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Peter Bown (track 5)
baritone vocals:
Justino Díaz (track 15)
bass vocals:
John Macurdy (track 15)
Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone) (track 12)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (tracks 3, 14)
Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano (tracks 4, 8–9, 11–12, 15)
chorus master:
Giulio Bertola (tracks 9, 11–12, 15)
Romano Gandolfi (track 8)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (tracks 3, 14)
Robin Stapleton (conductor) (track 10)
Günter Wagner (track 13)
composer:
Pietro Mascagni (tracks 2–3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 6, 8–10, 15)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1859) (track 10)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 1)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1873 – 1874) (track 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1874) (track 12)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1884 – 1886-11-01) (track 4)
Pietro Mascagni (1890) (track 14)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 7)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (track 5)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 13)
conductor:
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (track 5)
Alain Lombard (track 13)
Lorin Maazel (tracks 4, 15)
Riccardo Muti (tracks 3, 7–12, 14)
Riccardo Muti (1974-07-02 – 1974-07-11) (track 1)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 13)
Arrigo Boito (track 4)
Camille du Locle (track 6)
Joseph Méry (track 6)
Renato Simoni (track 13)
Antonio Somma (tracks 10, 10)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 3)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 1)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 7)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (track 5)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (track 5)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Dolora Zajick (track 12)
orchestra:
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano (tracks 4, 8–9, 11–12, 15)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 10, 14)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1974-07-02 – 1974-07-11) (track 1)
producer:
John Willan (producer) (track 5)
soprano vocals:
Reri Grist (American soprano) (track 10)
Cheryl Studer (track 12)
Astrid Varnay (tracks 3, 14)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (tracks 3, 6–7, 13–14)
Plácido Domingo (tracks 4–5, 8–10, 15)
Luciano Pavarotti (tracks 2, 11–12)
Constantin Zaharia (track 15)
tenor vocals [Radamès]:
Plácido Domingo (1974-07-02 – 1974-07-11) (track 1)
publisher:
recorded at:
Walthamstow Assembly Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1974-07-02 – 1974-07-11) (track 1)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1980-07 – 1980-08) (track 5)
arrangements:
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 7)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
is the basis for:
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 7)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 13)
Going to Win (track 13)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 13)
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (track 5)
part of:
Don Carlo: Atto I (track 6)
Otello: Atto I (track 4)
Otello: Atto III (track 15)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 1)
Turandot: Atto III (track 13)
Tosca: Atto III (track 5)
Messa da requiem: II. Dies irae (full sequenza) (track 11)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 7)
Cavalleria rusticana (tracks 3, 14)
recording of:
Otello: Atto I, Scena I. "Esultate!" (Otello, Ciprioti) (1985-06-29 – 1985-07-02) (track 4)
La forza del destino: Atto III, Scena I. "O tu che in seno agli angeli" (Don Alvaro) (1986-07-06 – 1986-07-15) (track 9)
Messa da requiem: IIIb. Offertorio: Hostias (1987-06-26 – 1987-06-29) (track 12)
Messa da requiem: IIh. Dies irae: Ingemisco (1987-06-26 – 1987-06-29) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 5, 7)

Release

copyrighted by: Disky (1996 –)
phonographic copyright by: Disky (1996 –)
ASIN: UK: B000027K1S [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1364710 [info]