Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Norma: Act I. "Casta Diva"
Vincenzo Bellini 5:37
2 Lucia di Lammermoor: Act I. "Regnava nel silenzio"
Gaetano Donizetti 8:06
3 Ernani: Act I. "Surta è la notte... Ernani! Ernani, involami"
Giuseppe Verdi 6:15
4 Aida: Act I. "Ritorna vincitor"
Giuseppe Verdi 7:03
5 La gioconda: Act IV. "Suicidio!"
Amilcare Ponchielli 4:38
6 Tosca: Act II. "Vissi d'arte"
Giacomo Puccini 3:06
7 Orphée et Eurydice: Act III. "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice"
Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:23
8 Roméo et Juliette: Act I. "Je veux vivre dans ce rêve" (Waltz Song)
Charles‐François Gounod 3:39
9 Mignon: Act II. "Je suis Titania" (Polonaise)
Ambroise Thomas 5:09
10 Carmen: Act II. "Les tringles des sistres tintaient" (Chanson bohème)
Georges Bizet 4:21
11 Carmen: Act III. "Carreau, pique ... la mort!"
Georges Bizet 3:41
12 Samson et Delila: Act II. "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix"
Camille Saint‐Saëns 5:17
13 Le Cid: Act III. "Pleurez, mes yeux"
Jules Massenet 6:03

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Francis Dillnutt (engineer) (track 7)
choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 10–11)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 2)
Christoph Willibald Gluck (composer) (track 7)
Amilcare Ponchielli (composer) (track 5)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 6)
Ambroise Thomas (opera composer) (track 9)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 3, 3–4)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 1)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1865 – 1866) (track 8)
Jules Massenet (French Romantic composer) (1884 – 1885) (track 13)
conductor:
Nicola Rescigno (conductor) (1959) (track 3)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (1960) (track 2)
Antonino Votto (conductor) (1960) (track 5)
Georges Prêtre (conductor) (1961) (tracks 7–9, 13)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (1961) (track 1)
Georges Prêtre (conductor) (1964) (track 6)
Georges Prêtre (conductor) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 10–11)
Nicola Rescigno (conductor) (1972) (track 4)
Georges Prêtre (conductor) (1982) (track 12)
engineer:
Paul Vavasseur (engineer) (track 10)
librettist:
Jules Barbier (track 8)
Arrigo Boito (composer) (track 5)
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 8)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 6)
Ludovic Halévy (track 10)
Luigi Illica (track 6)
Henri Meilhac (track 10)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 1)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Margreta Elkins (1960) (track 2)
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 10–11)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1959) (track 3)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1960) (track 2)
Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 10–11)
producer:
Michel Glotz (track 10)
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (track 7)
solo soprano vocals [Tosca]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1964) (track 6)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1959) (track 3)
Maria Callas (soprano) (1960) (tracks 2, 5)
Maria Callas (soprano) (1961) (tracks 7–9, 13)
Maria Callas (soprano) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 10–11)
Nadine Sautereau (French soprano) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (tracks 10–11)
Maria Callas (soprano) (1972) (track 4)
Maria Callas (soprano) (1982) (track 12)
soprano vocals [Norma]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1961) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1959) (track 3)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1960) (tracks 2, 5)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (tracks 1, 7–9, 13)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1964) (tracks 10–11)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1965) (track 6)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1972) (track 4)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1982) (track 12)
recorded at:
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1961-03-28 – 1961-03-31) (track 7)
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1961-03-28 – 1961-04-05) (tracks 7–8)
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1961-04-04 – 1961-04-05) (track 7)
compiled in:
arrangements:
"Casta diva" from Norma (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 1)
"Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix" (Samson et Dalila) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (for cello and piano, Papin) (track 12)
“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 6)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 10)
Le Cid: Acte III (track 13)
Mignon: Acte II (track 9)
Norma: Atto I (track 1)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 4)
Carmen : Acte III (track 11)
Tosca: Atto II (track 6)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 4)
translated version of: