Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Act 1: C'était le soir ... Au fond du temple saint
Georges Bizet 3:10
2 Norma, Act 3: Mira, o Norma
Vincenzo Bellini 7:31
3 La forza de destino, Act 3: Solemne in quest'ora
Giuseppe Verdi 4:08
4 Don Carlos, Act 2: Dio che nell'alma infondere
Giuseppe Verdi 5:03
5 Faust, Act 3: Il se fait tard
Charles‐François Gounod 9:30
6 L'amico Fritz, Act 2: Suzel, buon di
Pietro Mascagni 8:43
7 I Pagliacci, Act 1: E fra quest' ansi ... Decido il mio destin
Ruggero Leoncavallo 10:06
8 Aida, Act 4: La fatal pietra ... O terra addio
Giuseppe Verdi 10:41

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

additional baritone vocals:
Kari Nurmela (track 7)
additional bass vocals:
Simon Estes (track 4)
additional mezzo-soprano vocals:
Fiorenza Cossotto (track 8)
baritone vocals:
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) (track 7)
Piero Cappuccilli (baritone) (track 3)
Sherrill Milnes (track 4)
Guillermo Sarabia (opera singer) (track 1)
choir vocals:
composer:
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 5)
Pietro Mascagni (track 6)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 3–4, 8)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 2)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (track 1)
conductor:
Lamberto Gardelli (conductor) (track 3)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 4)
Riccardo Muti (tracks 7–8)
Georges Prêtre (tracks 1, 5)
Tullio Serafin (track 2)
librettist:
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 1)
Eugène Cormon (track 1)
Camille du Locle (track 4)
Joseph Méry (track 4)
lyricist:
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 2)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) (track 2)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 7–8)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (track 2)
Mirella Freni (tracks 5–6)
Renata Scotto (track 7)
tenor vocals:
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor) (track 3)
Plácido Domingo (tracks 4–5, 8)
Luciano Pavarotti (track 6)
Alain Vanzo (track 1)
arrangements:
Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de perles (for violin, viola and piano, Loeb) (track 1)
later translated versions:
part of:
Don Carlo: Atto I (track 4)
Norma: Atto II (track 2)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 7)
Aida: Atto Quarto (track 8)
Faust: Acte III (tracks 5, 5)
recording of: