Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 One Fine Day (Un bel di) from “Madam Butterfly” Act II
4:25
2 Your Tiny Hand is Frozen (Che Gelida Manina) from “La Bohème” Act I
4:15
3 They Call Me Mimi (Si mi chiamano Mimi) from “La Bohème” Act I
5:02
4 Senza mumma from “Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica)
4:47
5 Intermezzo from “Manon Lescaut”
5:23
6 Vissi d’Arte from “Tosca” Act II
4:02
7 Signore, ascolta from “Turandot” Act I
2:34
8 Musetta’s Aria from “La Bohème” Act II
2:48
9 Manon’s Aria from “Manon Lescaut” Act II
2:45
10 Manon’s Aria from “Manon Lescaut” Act III
4:28
11 Humming Chorus from “Madam Butterfly” Act II
3:01
12 Butterfly’s Introduction from “Madam Butterfly”
3:04
13 Lauretta’s Aria from “Gianni Schicchi”
2:32
14 Mimi’s Aria from “La Bohème” Act III
3:16
15 Butterfly’s Aria from “Madam Butterfly” Act III
3:31

Credits

CD 1

choir vocals:
chorus master:
G. Robev (track 11)
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1, 3–15)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 2)
conductor:
Gabriele Bellini (tracks 1, 6, 11)
Dimiter Dimitrov (conductor) (track 5)
Ivan Marinov (tracks 2, 12)
Vassil Stefanov (Bulgarian conductor) (tracks 3–4, 7–10, 13–15)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 7)
Giovacchino Forzano (tracks 4, 13)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 1–3, 6, 8, 12, 14–15)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1–3, 6, 8, 14–15)
Renato Simoni (track 7)
Luigi Illica (1904) (track 12)
orchestra:
Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra (tracks 2–5, 7–10, 12–15)
Sofia Philharmonic (tracks 1, 6, 11)
soprano vocals:
Raina Kabaivanska (soprano) (tracks 1, 6)
Galya Yoncheva (soprano) (tracks 3–4, 7–10, 13–15)
tenor vocals:
Nikola Nikolov (operatic tenor) (track 2)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 4, 13)
arrangements:
"Vissi d’arte" from Tosca (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 6)
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Love theme from "La Boheme" (George Greeley adaptation) (track 8)
Madame Butterfly: Grande fantaisie (arr. Émile Tavan) (track 12)
Tornerai (track 11)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 1)
私のお父さん (track 13)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 13)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (tracks 1, 11)
Suor Angelica (track 4)
La bohème (Giacomo Puccini) (act) (track 14)
Manon Lescaut (act) (tracks 9–10)
La bohème: Atto II (number) (track 8)
Turandot: Atto I (track 7)
La bohème: Atto I (tracks 2–3)
Tosca: Atto II (track 6)
partial recording of:
Madama Butterfly (complete standard version) (track 12)
parts:
Madama Butterfly: Atto I (act) (track 12)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (act) (track 12)
Madama Butterfly: Atto III (act) (track 12)
Manon Lescaut: Atto III. Intermezzo (Intermezzo between Acts II and III) (track 10)
recording of:
Madama Butterfly: Atto III. “Con onor muore” (Butterfly, Pinkerton) (track 15)
Manon Lescaut: Atto III. Intermezzo (Intermezzo between Acts II and III) (track 5)
referred to in medleys:
Relax and Unwind With the Classics (preview) (track 13)