Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) Giacomo Puccini 2:30
2 Chi il bel sogno di doretta (La rondine) Giacomo Puccini 3:23
3 Mi chiamano Mimì (La bohème) Giacomo Puccini 4:50
4 Musetta’s Waltz (La bohème) Giacomo Puccini 2:36
5 Donde lieta usci (La bohème) Giacomo Puccini 3:18
6 Spira sul mare (Madama Butterfly) Giacomo Puccini 3:32
7 Un bel dì vedremo (Madama Butterfly) Giacomo Puccini 4:34
8 Flower Duet (Madama Butterfly) Giacomo Puccini 5:13
9 Con onor muore chi non può serbar vita con onore… Tu, tu (Madama Butterfly) Giacomo Puccini 5:23
10 Vissi d’arte (Tosca) Giacomo Puccini 3:13
11 In quelle trine morbide (Manon Lescaut) Giacomo Puccini 2:46
12 Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon Lescaut) Giacomo Puccini 4:15
13 Se come voi (Le villi) Giacomo Puccini 5:25
14 Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto (Suor Angelica) Giacomo Puccini 4:16
15 Tu, che di gel sei cinta (Turandot) Giacomo Puccini 2:28
16 In questa reggia (Turandot) Giacomo Puccini 6:24

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Ingvar Wixell (baritone) (track 6)
choir vocals:
Ambrosian Opera Chorus (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (track 6)
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–16)
conductor:
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (conductor) (tracks 12, 14)
Lorin Maazel (conductor) (tracks 6, 8–9, 16)
Giuseppe Patanè (conductor) (tracks 3, 5, 10, 15)
Sir John Pritchard (conductor) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 2, 16)
Ferdinando Fontana (track 13)
Giovacchino Forzano (tracks 1, 14)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 3–10)
Luigi Illica (tracks 3–10)
Renato Simoni (track 16)
lyricist:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 15)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Gillian Knight (mezzo-soprano) (track 8)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 12, 14)
Munich Radio Orchestra (tracks 3, 5, 10, 15)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 6, 8–9)
producer:
Roy Emerson (producer, engineer, classical) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
Paul Myers (classical record producer) (tracks 1, 4)
soprano vocals:
Éva Marton (soprano) (tracks 3, 5, 10, 15–16)
Renata Scotto (soprano) (tracks 6, 8–9, 12, 14)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (Spanish tenor) (track 16)
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (track 9)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 1, 14)
arrangements:
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 1)
“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 10)
is the basis for:
Love theme from “La Boheme” (George Greeley adaptation) (track 4)
Tosca: “Vissi d'arte vissi d'amore” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 10)
“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (for piano) (track 10)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera “Madama Butterfly”) (track 7)
私のお父さん (track 1)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 1)
La rondine (track 2)
La rondine: Atto I (track 2)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (number) (track 7)
Suor Angelica (track 14)
Manon Lescaut: Atto II (number) (track 11)
Turandot: Atto III (track 15)
Turandot: Atto II (track 16)
La bohème: Atto II (number) (track 4)
La bohème: Atto I (track 3)
Tosca: Atto II (track 10)
recording of:
Madama Butterfly: Act I. "Spira sul mare" (Butterfly's Entrance) (track 6)
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
Opera Mortis (track 1)