Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Che gelida manina
4:43
2 O soave fanciulla
4:16
3 In un coupe... O Mimi, tu piu non torni
4:47
4 Bimba, bimba, non piangere
2:22
5 Viene le sera
7:34
6 Vogliatemi bene
7:50
7 Addio fiorita asil
2:06
8 Ma si vi talenta... Tra voi belle
1:40
9 Donna non vidi mai
2:06
10 Presto! In fila... No, no pazzo son!
3:32
11 Recondita armonia
3:02
12 Mario! Mario! Mario!
5:44
13 Or lasciami al lavoro
7:38
14 E lucevan le stelle
3:03
15 Ch'ella mi creda
2:06
16 Non piangere liu... Ah per l'ultima volta
5:07
17 Nessun dorma!
5 2:59
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 La Mia Letizia infondere
2:00
2 O figli Ah, la paterna mano
3:36
3 Il foglio dunque!
2:47
4 Quando le sere al placido
3:51
5 Questa o quella
1:49
6 Ella mi fu rapita...Parma veder
4:49
7 La donna e mobile
2:24
8 Quale d'armi fragor
2:10
9 Ah si ben mio
3:02
10 L'onda de suoni mistici
1:55
11 Di quella pira
3:22
12 Libiamo (Bridisi/drinking song)
2:52
13 Lunga da lei.. De'miei bollenti spiriti
3:56
14 la rivedra nell'estasi
2:04
15 Di' tu se ffedele
3:08
16 Forse la soglia... Ma se m'e forza perderti
5:37
17 Fratello
5:22
18 Celeste Aida
4:09
19 Pur ti riveggo
3:24
20 Dies Irae: Ingemisco
3:38
21 Gia nella notte densa
9:36
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Dalla sua pace
4:36
2 Una furtiva lagrima
4:50
3 A te, o cara
5:49
4 M'appari
3:32
5 O Paradiso
3:31
6 La fleur que tu m'avais jetee
4:31
7 Pourquoi me reveiller
3:07
8 Amor ti vieta
1:47
9 Mamma, quel vino e generoso
5:10
10 Vesti la giubba
4:08
11 Mattinata
2:00
12 La danza
3:08
13 Torna a Surriento
4:25
14 Core 'ngrato
4:55
15 Rondine al nido
3:27
16 Mamma
3:35
17 Funiculi Funicula
2:43
18 Non ti scordar di me
2:58
19 La mia canzone al vento
3:05
20 O sole mio
3:22

Credits

CD 1

assistant producer:
Michael Woolcock (producer) (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
baritone vocals:
Robert Kerns (baritone) (track 7)
Tom Krause (bass-baritone) (track 16)
Rolando Panerai (baritone) (track 3)
bass vocals:
James Courtney (operatic bass-baritone) (track 10)
Federico Davia (Italian operatic bass) (track 10)
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (operatic bass) (track 16)
choir vocals:
John Alldis Choir (1972-08-10) (track 17)
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 3–8, 10, 12–13, 16, 16)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (tracks 1–2)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (tracks 11, 14)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1910) (track 15)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 17)
conductor:
Oliviero de Fabritiis (conductor and composer) (track 15)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (tracks 3, 7)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (tracks 8, 10)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (track 16)
Nicola Rescigno (tracks 11–14)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 17)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1972-10) (tracks 1–2)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
engineer:
James Lock (engineer) (tracks 1–2)
Colin Moorfoot (engineer) (tracks 1–2)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (tracks 1–2)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 16, 16–17)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 1, 3, 12)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1–3, 12)
Renato Simoni (tracks 16, 16–17)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896) (track 2)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (tracks 11, 14)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (tracks 11, 14)
lyricist:
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 5)
Luigi Illica (track 5)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) (tracks 4–5)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 11–15)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 17)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1972-10) (tracks 1–2)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
producer:
James Mallinson (producer) (tracks 1–2)
Ray Minshull (tracks 1–2)
Christopher Raeburn (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
recording engineer:
Jack Law (engineer) (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
James Lock (engineer) (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (soprano) (track 16)
Mirella Freni (soprano) (tracks 4–6, 12–13)
Mirella Freni (soprano) (1972-10) (track 2)
soprano vocals [Mimì]:
Mirella Freni (soprano) (1972-10) (track 2)
tenor vocals:
Piero de Palma (tenor) (track 16)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (tracks 3–16)
Pier Francesco Poli (Italian tenor) (track 16)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 17)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1972-10) (tracks 1–2)
tenor vocals [Rodolfo]:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1972-10) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1973) (tracks 1–2)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 6, 17)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 17)
Jesus‐Christus‐Kirche (Dahlem) in Berlin, Germany (1972-10) (tracks 1–2)
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1974-01) (tracks 4–6)
compiled in:
arrangements:
Nessun dorma (for brass band, arr. Snell) (track 17)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 17)
Going to Win (track 17)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 17)
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (track 14)
part of:
Turandot: Atto III (track 17)
Tosca: Atto III (track 14)
Tosca: Atto I (tracks 11–13)
Turandot: Atto I (tracks 16, 16)
La bohème: Atto I (tracks 1–2)
Madama Butterfly: Atto I (tracks 4–6)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Turandot: Atto III, Scena I. Aria “Nessun dorma” (Calaf) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 17)
Madama Butterfly: Atto I. “Bimba, bimba, non piangere” (Pinkerton, Coro, Butterfly) (1974-01) (track 4)
Madama Butterfly: Atto I. “Viene la sera” (Pinkerton, Butterfly, Suzuki) (1974-01) (track 5)
Madama Butterfly: Atto I. “Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino” (Butterfly, Pinkerton) (1974-01) (track 6)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

assistant producer:
Andrew Cornall (engineer / producer) (1979-11) (track 12)
balance engineer:
James Lock (engineer) (1979-11) (track 12)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1979-11) (track 12)
choir vocals:
London Opera Chorus (1979-11) (track 12)
composer:
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 2–4, 8, 10, 12–13, 13, 19)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 7)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 5)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (track 9)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1884 – 1886-11-01) (track 21)
conductor:
Oliviero de Fabritiis (conductor and composer) (track 13)
Lamberto Gardelli (conductor) (track 2)
Peter Maag (conductor) (tracks 3–4)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (track 21)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1971-06) (tracks 5, 7)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1976-09-08 – 1977-03-26) (tracks 8–10)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1979-11) (tracks 12–13)
Lorin Maazel (conductor) (1985-12 – 1986-01) (track 19)
editor:
Matthew Hutchinson (engineer / editor) (track 19)
engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (track 19)
James Lock (engineer) (track 19)
librettist:
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (tracks 4, 8)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 12–13, 13)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 7)
Francesco Maria Piave (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 5)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (track 9)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 3–4, 13)
London Symphony Orchestra (1971-06) (tracks 5, 7)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (1976-09-08 – 1977-03-26) (tracks 8–10)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (1979-11) (track 12)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala (1985-12 – 1986-01) (track 19)
producer:
Andrew Cornall (engineer / producer) (track 19)
David Harvey (producer) (track 7)
Ray Minshull (track 19)
Michael Woolcock (producer) (track 7)
Christopher Raeburn (1979-11) (track 12)
soprano vocals:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (track 21)
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1976-09-08 – 1977-03-26) (tracks 8, 10)
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1979-11) (track 12)
Maria Chiara (soprano) (1985-12 – 1986-01) (track 19)
sound engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (track 7)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (track 7)
tenor vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (tracks 1–4, 6, 11, 14–18, 20–21)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1968-06) (track 13)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1971-06) (tracks 5, 7)
Graham Clark (tenor) (1976-09-08 – 1977-03-26) (track 10)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1976-09-08 – 1977-03-26) (tracks 8–10)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1979-11) (track 12)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1985-12 – 1986-01) (track 19)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-06) (tracks 5, 7)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1976-09-08 – 1977-03-26) (tracks 8–10)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1979-11) (tracks 12–13)
Sala Abanella in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy (1985-12 – 1986-01) (track 19)
compiled in:
edit of:
arrangements:
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
later translated versions:
part of:
La traviata: Atto I (track 12)
La traviata: Atto II (tracks 13, 13)
Luisa Miller: Atto II (tracks 3–4)
Otello: Atto I (track 21)
Macbeth: Atto IV (track 2)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 5)
Aida: Atto Terzo (track 19)
Il trovatore: Atto III (tracks 8–10)
partial recording of:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 7, 12)

CD 3

recorded in:
Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (1977) (track 17)
arranger:
Giancarlo Chiaramello (tracks 14, 20)
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger) (tracks 16, 16, 19)
baritone vocals:
Piero Cappuccilli (baritone) (track 9)
bass vocals:
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (operatic bass) (track 3)
Giancarlo Luccardi (track 3)
choir vocals:
chorus master:
Terry Edwards (British choir director) (track 9)
composer:
Cesare Andrea Bixio (tracks 16, 19)
Ernesto de Curtis (track 18)
Luigi Denza (track 17)
Jules Massenet (French Romantic composer) (track 7)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 1)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 12)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 2)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (1835) (track 3)
Pietro Mascagni (composer) (1890) (track 9)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 10)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1898) (track 8)
Eduardo di Capua (1898) (track 20)
Ernesto de Curtis (1902) (track 13)
Salvatore Cardillo (Italian-American composer) (1911) (track 14)
conductor:
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger) (tracks 16, 18–19)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (tracks 3, 12)
Oliviero de Fabritiis (conductor and composer) (tracks 7–8)
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (conductor) (track 9)
Sir John Pritchard (conductor) (track 1)
Nicola Rescigno (track 8)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1971-06-28 – 1971-07-16) (track 2)
Anton Guadagno (conductor) (1977) (track 17)
Giuseppe Patanè (conductor) (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 10)
Giancarlo Chiaramello (1979) (tracks 13, 20)
engineer:
James Lock (engineer) (track 2)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (track 2)
librettist:
Édouard Blau (Librettist) (track 7)
Arturo Colautti (track 8)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 1)
Georges Hartmann (librettist) (track 7)
Paul Milliet (Librettist) (track 7)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 10)
lyricist:
Bixio Cherubini (tracks 16, 19)
Domenico Furnò (track 18)
Carlo Pepoli (Italian librettist, 19th c.) (track 12)
Peppino Turco (track 17)
Giovanni Capurro (1898) (track 20)
Ricardo Cordiferro (1911) (track 14)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Ida Bormida (track 9)
Carmen Gonzalez (soprano) (track 9)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (tracks 7–9)
English Chamber Orchestra (1971-06-28 – 1971-07-16) (track 2)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 10)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (1979) (tracks 13, 20)
producer:
Richard Beswick (track 10)
James Mallinson (producer) (track 10)
soprano vocals:
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (track 3)
Júlia Várady (soprano) (track 9)
tenor vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (tracks 1, 3–9, 11–12, 14–16, 18–19)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1971-06-28 – 1971-07-16) (track 2)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1977) (track 17)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1979) (tracks 13, 20)
tenor vocals [Canio]:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 10)
phonographic copyright by:
Dala Luma (track 14)
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1979) (track 20)
publisher:
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-06-28 – 1971-07-16) (track 2)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-03 – 1977-04) (track 10)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1979) (tracks 13, 20)
part of:
Köchelverzeichnis (sixth edition, 1964, K⁶) (number: 540a) (track 1)
arrangements:
Funiculì, funiculà (for band, Reed) (track 17)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 10)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Torna a Surriento (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
フニクリ・フニクラ (translated) (track 17)
is the basis for:
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 10)
Puff von Barcelona (track 17)
Surrender (track 13)
later translated versions:
Mama (deutsch) (track 16)
Mana saule (track 20)
おにのパンツ (track 17)
人知れぬ涙 (track 2)
later versions:
It’s Now or Never (track 20)
live recording of:
part of:
Fedora: Atto II (track 8)
Werther: Acte III (track 7)
Soirées musicales (track 12)
I puritani: Atto I (track 3)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 10)
recording of:
Core ’ngrato (track 14)
Mamma (track 16)
Funiculì, funiculà (1977) (track 17)
Torna a Surriento (1979) (track 13)
’O sole mio (1979) (track 20)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (tracks 17, 20)
Spaghetti mix (track 20)