Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 VERDI Vedi le fosche notturne spoglie (Il Trovatore)
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Giuseppe Sinopoli 2:46
2 PUCCINI Che Gelida Manina (La Boheme)
Luciano Pavarotti, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Leone Magiera 4:49
3 BIZET L'amour est un oiseau rebelle - 'Habanera' (Carmen)
Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra & Claudio Abbado 4:46
4 VERDI La donna e mobile (Rigoletto)
Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Bonynge 2:24
5 VERDI Gloria all'Egitto (Aida) - Coro e Marcia trionfale
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Giuseppe Sinopoli ?:??
6 VERDI Ah si, ben mio (Il Trovatore)
Plácido Domingo, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Carlo Maria Giulini 3:46
7 PUCCINI Vissi d'arte (Tosca)
Kiri Te Kanawa, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti ?:??
8 VERDI Preludio Atto I (La Traviata)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester & Carlos Kleiber 3:38
9 PUCCINI Donna non vidi mai (Manon Lescaut)
Luciano Pavarotti, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Oliviero de Fabritiis 2:39
10 MOZART Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni)
Bryn Terfel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & James Levine 5:33
11 VERDI Il balen del suo sorriso (Il Trovatore)
Giorgio Zancanaro, Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Carlo Maria Giulini 3:37
12 MEYERBEER Pays merveilleux... O Paradis (L'Africaine)
Plácido Domingo, Los Angeles Philharmonic & Carlo Maria Giulini 3:35
13 GIORDANO La mamma morta (Andrea Chenier)
Montserrat Caballé, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly 5:32
14 VERDI Lunge da lei... De' miei bollenti spiriti (La Traviata)
Gianni Raimondi, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano & Antonino Votto 3:41
15 ROSSINI Una voce poco fa (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra & Claudio Abbado 5:36
16 FLOTOW M'appari (Martha)
Luciano Pavarotti, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Claudio Abbado 3:29
17 DONIZETTI Una furtiva lagrima (L'Elisir d'Amore)
Giuseppe Di Stefano, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino & Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli 4:50
18 VERDI La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici
Ileana Cotrubaş, Plácido Domingo & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper 2:57
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 PUCCINI Recondita armonia (Tosca)
José Carreras 2:59
2 VERDI Ritorna vincitor! (Aida)
Mirella Freni 7:09
3 VERDI Cortigiani, vil razza dannata (Rigoletto)
Leo Nucci 4:26
4 PUCCINI Coro a bocca chiusa (Madama Butterfly)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus 3:08
5 MOZART Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni)
Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau 3:39
6 LEONCAVALLO Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (Pagliacci)
Carlo Bergonzi 4:09
7 VERDI O Signore dal tetto natio (i Lombardi alla prima crociata)
German Opera Chours Berlin 5:05
8 GIORDANO Amor ti vieta (Fedora)
Giuseppe Di Stefano 1:44
9 PUCCINI Si, mi chiamano Mimì (La Bohème)
Mirella Freni 5:20
10 MOZART Non più andrai, farfallone amoroso (Le nozze di Figaro)
Hermann Prey 3:45
11 BIZET Je crois entendre ancore (Les Pecheurs de Perles)
Plácido Domingo 3:43
12 VERDI Ah, la paterna mano (Machbeth)
Plácido Domingo 3:46
13 MOZART Fin ch’han dal vino (Don Giovanni)
Samuel Ramey 1:25
14 VERDI Se quel guerrier io fossi!… Celeste Aida (Aida)
Plácido Domingo 5:00
15 PUCCINI Un bel di vedremo (Madama Butterfly)
Mirella Freni 5:02
16 DONIZZETTI Tombe degl’avi miei… Fra poco a me ricovero (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Plácido Domingo 3:26
17 VERDI Ave Maria (Otello)
Mirella Freni 6:03
18 VERDI Di quella pira (Il Trovatore)a 18
Plácido Domingo 2:16
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 VERDI Teneste la promessa, Addio del passato (La Traviata)
Maria Callas 5:19
2 PUCCINI E luceva le stelle (Tosca)
José Carreras 4:40
3 Casta Diva (Norma)
Joan Sutherland 6:25
4 ROSSINI Largo al factotum (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Hermann Prey 4:38
5 VERDI Questa o quello (Rigoletto)
Plácido Domingo 1:58
6 PUCCINI O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Mirella Freni 2:25
7 BIZET La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Carmen)
Plácido Domingo 3:58
8 PONCHIELLI Cielo e mar (La Gioconda)
Giuseppe Di Stefano 4:25
9 MOZART Voi che sapete (Le nozze di Figaro)
Tatiana Troyanos 3:07
10 VERDI Gualtier Maldè, Caro nome (Rigoletto)
Ileana Cotrubaş 6:23
11 PUCCINI Signore ascolta (Turandot)
Montserrat Caballé 2:42
12 CILEA E' la solita storia, anch'io vorrei dormir così (L'Arlesiana)
Alfredo Kraus 3:57
13 MASSENET Toute moname, Pourquoi me réveiller (Werther)
Francisco Araiza 2:55
14 GIORDANO Nemico della patria (Andrea Chenier)
Robert Merrill 4:32
15 VERDI Quando le sere al placido (Luisa Miller)
Plácido Domingo 3:41
16 VERDI Di provenza il mar il suol (La Traviata)
Sherrill Milnes 4:05
17 CATALANI Ebben, Ne andrò lontana (La Wally)
Angela Gheorghiu 3:40
18 PUCCINI Nessun dorma (Turandot)
Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir 5 2:59

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Bruno Grella (track 18)
bass vocals:
Giovanni Foiani (bass) (track 18)
Alfredo Giacomotti (operatic bass) (track 18)
choir vocals:
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper (Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 18)
chorus master:
Wolfgang Baumgart (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 18)
composer:
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 8, 18)
conductor:
Carlos Kleiber (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (tracks 8, 18)
engineer:
Klaus Scheibe (editor/engineer) (tracks 8, 18)
librettist:
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Stefania Malagú (mezzo-soprano) (track 18)
orchestra:
Bayerisches Staatsorchester (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (tracks 8, 18)
producer:
Hans Weber (producer/engineer) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (tracks 8, 18)
solo soprano vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 18)
solo tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (track 18)
soprano vocals [Violetta]:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 18)
tenor vocals:
Walter Gullino (tenor) (track 18)
tenor vocals [Alfredo]:
Plácido Domingo (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 18)
vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 18)
Plácido Domingo (track 18)
Alfredo Giacomotti (operatic bass) (track 18)
recorded at:
Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (tracks 8, 18)
part of:
La traviata: Atto I (track 18)
La traviata (track 8)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1980-11) (tracks 11, 14)
audio engineer:
Hans-Peter Schweigmann (tracks 11, 14)
balance engineer:
Klaus Hiemann (track 15)
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 15)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (track 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 14)
conductor:
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (1980-11) (tracks 11, 14)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) (1987-04) (track 15)
editor:
Hans Weber (producer/engineer) (tracks 11, 14)
librettist:
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 11)
Eugène Cormon (track 11)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 15)
Luigi Illica (track 15)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 14)
orchestra:
Los Angeles Philharmonic (1980-11) (tracks 11, 14)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1987-04) (track 15)
producer:
Günther Breest (tracks 11, 14)
Wolfgang Stengel (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Mirella Freni (track 15)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (1980-11) (tracks 11, 14)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1981) (tracks 11, 14)
recorded at:
arrangements:
Venise (track 11)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 15)
part of:
Aida: Atto Primo (track 14)
recording of:
Madama Butterfly: Atto II. “Un bel dì, vedremo” (Butterfly) (1987-04) (track 15)

CD 3

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1980-11) (track 7)
audio engineer:
balance engineer:
Günter Hermanns (producer/engineer) (track 9)
choir vocals:
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 11)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 9)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 5)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 7)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 18)
conductor:
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 5)
Karl Böhm (Austrian conductor) (1968-03) (track 9)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 11, 18)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (1980-11) (track 7)
editor:
Hans Weber (producer/engineer) (track 7)
executive producer:
Hans Hirsch (producer at Deutsche Grammophon) (track 9)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 11, 18)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 9)
Renato Simoni (tracks 11, 18)
Francesco Maria Piave (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 5)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 7)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 7)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 11, 18)
Los Angeles Philharmonic (1980-11) (track 7)
producer:
Günther Breest (track 7)
Wolfgang Lohse (track 9)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
soprano vocals [Cherubino]:
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (1968-03) (track 9)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (track 5)
Luciano Pavarotti (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 18)
Plácido Domingo (1980-11) (track 7)
tenor vocals [Duca]:
Plácido Domingo (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1981) (track 7)
publisher:
recorded at:
Jesus‐Christus‐Kirche (Dahlem, Berlin) in Berlin, Germany (1968-03) (track 9)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (tracks 11, 18)
arrangements:
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 18)
Going to Win (track 18)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 18)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 7)
Turandot: Atto I (track 11)
Turandot: Atto III (track 18)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 5)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto I. “Signore, ascolta!” (Liù) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
Turandot: Atto III, Scena I. Aria “Nessun dorma” (Calaf) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 18)
referred to in medleys: