Annotation

Puccini arias recorded Sep 1954, Watford Town Hall. Bellini arias recorded Jun 1955, La Scala, Milan.

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-25 23:28 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Manon Lescaut: Atto II. "In quelle trine morbide"
Giacomo Puccini 2:52
2 Manon Lescaut: Atto IV. "Sola, perduta, abbandonata"
Giacomo Puccini 5:55
3 Madama Butterfly: Atto II. "Un bel dì vedremo"
Giacomo Puccini 4:35
4 Madama Butterfly: Atto II. "Con onor muore"
Giacomo Puccini 3:44
5 La bohème: Atto I. "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
Giacomo Puccini 4:51
6 La bohème: Atto III. "Donde lieta uscì"
Giacomo Puccini 3:21
7 Suor Angelica: "Senza mamma"
Giacomo Puccini 5:37
8 Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Giacomo Puccini 2:36
9 Turandot: Atto I. "Signore, ascolta!"
Giacomo Puccini 2:31
10 Turandot: Atto II. "In questa reggia"
Giacomo Puccini 6:26
11 Turandot: Atto III. "Tu che di gel sei cinta"
Giacomo Puccini 2:49
12 La sonnambula: Atto I. "Compagne, teneri amici ... Come per me sereno"
Vincenzo Bellini 5:48
13 La sonnambula: Atto III. "Oh, se una volta sola ... An, non credea mirarti"
Vincenzo Bellini 14:05

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (tracks 12–13)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–11)
conductor:
Tullio Serafin (tracks 1–13)
engineer:
Robert Beckett (classical recording engineer, EMI mainly) (tracks 1–13)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 9–10)
Giovacchino Forzano (tracks 7–8)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 3–6)
Luigi Illica (tracks 3–6)
Felice Romani (tracks 12–13)
Renato Simoni (tracks 9–10)
lyricist:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 11)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 1–11)
producer:
Walter Jellinek (British classical producer) (tracks 1–13)
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 1–11)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (tracks 3, 6, 8)
vocals:
Maria Callas (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7, 9–13)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 7–8)
arrangements:
"O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 8)
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Lucy Escott Variations (for harpsichord) (track 12)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 3)
私のお父さん (track 8)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 8)
Suor Angelica (track 7)
Turandot: Atto III (track 11)
Turandot: Atto II (track 10)
Turandot: Atto I (track 9)
La bohème: Atto I (track 5)
recording of:
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (Lauretta) (1954-09) (track 8)
Madama Butterfly: Atto III. “Con onor muore” (Butterfly, Pinkerton) (1954-09) (track 4)
Suor Angelica: "Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto!" (Suor Angelica) (1954-09) (track 7)
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (1954-09) (track 10)
referred to in medleys:

Release

liner notes: Στέλιος Γαλατόπουλος
photography: Angus McBean (photographer)
ASIN: UK: B000002RPG [info]

Release Group

Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/1186214 [info]