Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La Flûte enchantée : Air de la Reine de la nuit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:01
2 Norma: Casta Diva Vincenzo Bellini 5:36
3 Lakmé: Viens Mallika (Duo) Léo Delibes 5:56
4 Don Giovanni: Air du catalogue Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:00
5 Le Barbier de Séville: Largo al factotum Gioachino Rossini 4:39
6 Nabucco: Chœur des Esclaves Giuseppe Verdi 5:15
7 Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga Georg Friedrich Händel 4:36
8 Carmen: Habanera. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle Georges Bizet 4:32
9 Tosca: Vissi d'arte Giacomo Puccini 3:20
10 Zaïde: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:24
11 Turandot: Nessun Dorma Giacomo Puccini 4:13
12 La Traviata: Chœur des bohémiennes Giuseppe Verdi 2:58
13 Rigoletto: Ladonna è mobile Giuseppe Verdi 2:19
14 Les Pêcheurs de perles : Romance de Nadir Georges Bizet 3:12
15 La Wally: Ebben, ne andro lontana Alfredo Catalani 4:54
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Serse : Ombra mai fù (Serse) Haendel 3:25
2 L'Elixir d'amour: Una furtiva lagrima Gaetano Donizetti 4:29
3 Les noces de figaro: Voi che sapete Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:54
4 Aida: Les trompettes d'Aida Giuseppe Verdi 4:34
5 La Traviata : Libiamo ne’ lieti calici (Alfredo, Violetta, Chœurs) Verdi 2:55
6 La flûte enchantée: Papagena! Papageno! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:54
7 Carmen: Air du Toréador Georges Bizet 5:00
8 Lohengrin: Choeur des fiancailles Richard Wagner 4:58
9 Alcina: Tornami a vagheggiar George Friedrich Haendel 4:41
10 Tosca: E lucevan le stelle Giacomo Puccini 3:19
11 Don Giovanni: La ci darem la mano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:18
12 Les Contes d’Hoffmann : Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Barcarolle : Giulietta, La muse, Chœurs) Offenbach 4:24
13 Don Giovanni: Sérénade Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:09
14 Faust: Gloire immortelle de nos aieux Charles‐François Gounod 3:07
15 Orphée et Eurydice: J'ai perdu mon Eurydice Christoph Willibald Gluck 3:30

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Arne Akselberg (2000-08-26 – 2000-09-01) (tracks 1, 10)
bass vocals:
Walter Berry (bass-baritone) (1966) (track 4)
choir vocals:
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 10)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 2)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 1)
conductor:
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (1961) (track 2)
Otto Klemperer (German-born conductor and composer, 1885-1973) (1966) (track 4)
Louis Langrée (conductor) (2000-08-26 – 2000-09-01) (tracks 1, 10)
librettist:
Johann Andreas Schachtner (Librettist) (track 10)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 2)
orchestra:
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1966) (track 4)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (2000-08-26 – 2000-09-01) (tracks 1, 10)
producer:
Étienne Collard (tracks 1, 10)
soprano vocals:
Natalie Dessay (soprano) (2000-08-26 – 2000-09-01) (tracks 1, 10)
soprano vocals [Norma]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1961) (track 2)
vocals:
Natalie Dessay (soprano) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 2)
recorded at:
AIR Studios (Lyndhurst Hall 1991–present) in Hampstead, Camden, London, England, United Kingdom (2000-08-26 – 2000-09-01) (tracks 1, 10)
arrangements:
"Casta diva" from Norma (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 2)
is the basis for:
part of:
Norma: Atto I (track 2)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

choir vocals:
Ambrosian Opera Chorus (aka Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Ambrosian Chorus / Ambrosian Choir) (1980) (track 5)
chorus master:
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1980) (track 5)
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 3)
Jacques Offenbach (track 12)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 5)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09) (track 1)
conductor:
Sylvain Cambreling (conductor) (track 12)
William Christie (harpsichordist and conductor) (track 1)
Riccardo Muti (conductor) (1980) (track 5)
librettist:
Jules Barbier (track 12)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) (track 1)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Nicklausse]:
Ann Murray (Irish mezzo-soprano) (track 12)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1980) (track 5)
soprano vocals [Giulietta]:
Jessye Norman (soprano) (track 12)
soprano vocals [Violetta]:
Renata Scotto (soprano) (1980) (track 5)
tenor vocals [Alfredo]:
Alfredo Kraus (tenor) (1980) (track 5)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Largo from "Xerxes" (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger) (track 1)
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Barcarolle (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" ("largo"; catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso “Ombra mai fù” (Serse) (for cello and orchestra) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Barcarolles (track 12)
Crux fidelis (track 1)
later translated versions:
Mīlas nakts (barkorāle no operas "Hofmaņa stāsti") (track 12)
Xerxès HWV 40 : Largo "Bois de lent oubli" (french version) (track 1)
part of:
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Acte III (Giulietta) (alternate order) (track 12)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 1)
Relax and Unwind With the Classics (preview) (track 12)

Release

ASIN:FR: B001I0NA3A [info]