Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Germania, opera: Studenti, udite
1:55
2 Germania, opera: Ah, vieni qui... No, non chiuder gli occhi
2:47
3 .Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella
2:18
4 Aida, opera: Celesta Aida
3:23
5 Manon, opera in 5 acts: O dolce incanto (Il sogno)
2:41
6 L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
3:21
7 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Dai campi, dai prate
2:33
8 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Giunto sul passo estremo (Epilogo)
3:10
9 Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
2:37
10 Iris, opera (melodramma) in 3 acts: Apri la tua finestra (Serenata)
2:34
11 Mefistofele, opera in prologue, 4 acts & epilogue: Dai campi, dai prate
2:24
12 Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta
1:54
13 Aida, opera: Celeste Aida
2:35
14 La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo a mar!
2:22
15 Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba
2:14
16 Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: O Lola (Siciliana)
2:24
17 Non t'amo più, for voice & piano
2:21
18 La Mia canzone, for voice & piano/orchestra
2:20
19 Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: No, più nobile
2:35
20 Luna fedel, for voice & piano
2:20
21 Un Bacio ancora, for voice & piano
3:05
22 Luna fedel, for voice & piano
3:03
23 L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
3:32
24 Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
2:46
25 Germania, opera: No, non chiuder
3:09
26 Rigoletto, opera: La donna e mobile
2:31
27 Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: O Lola (Siciliana)
2:56
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Tu Non Mi Vuoi Piu Bene
2:22
2 E Lucevan Le Stelle
2:30
3 Qui Sotto Il Ciel
2:04
4 Questa O Quella
2:11
5 La Donna E Mobile
2:14
6 Una Furtiva Lagrima
5:23
7 Celeste Aida
3:41
8 Recondita Armonia
2:35
9 E Lucevan Le Stelle
2:37
10 Siciliana
2:13
11 Vesti La Giubba
2:30
12 Sogno: Chiudo Gli Occhi
2:40
13 Mattinata
2:09
14 Mi Par D'Udir Ancor
3:27
15 Serenata: Com'E Gentil
3:42
16 Fior Che Avevi A Me (La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee)
3:42
17 Bianca Al Par Di Neve Alpina (Plus Blanche Que La Blanche Hermine)
4:01
18 Cielo E Mar!
3:31
19 Brindisi
2:31
20 Act Iii: M'Appari Tutt'Amor
3:34
21 Act I Che Gelida Manina
4:09
22 Act Iii: Salut, Demeure Chaste Et Pure
4:17
23 Act Iii: Di Quella Pira
1:40
24 Act Iv: Romanza: Spirto Gentil, Ne'Sogni Miei
3:44
CD 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Aida, opera: Celeste Aida
3:59
2 La forza del destino, opera: Solenne in quest'ora.
4:17
3 Triste Ritorno for voice & orchestra
2:31
4 Ideale, for voice & piano (or orchestra
3:23
5 L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 4. O paradiso
3:39
6 Rigoletto, opera: Act 4. Bella figlia dell'amore
3:55
7 Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 1. Un dì all'azzurro spazio
3:48
8 Pagliacci, opera: Act 1. Vesti la giubba
3:16
9 La bohème, opera: Act 4. O Mimi, tu più non torni.
3:05
10 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Del tempio al limita.
3:24
11 La bohème, opera: Act 1. O Soave fanciulla.
3:22
12 Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera: Act 2. Deserto in terra
4:24
13 Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera: Act 2. Deserto in terra
3:22
14 Adorables Tourments for voice & orchestra "Valse Lente"
3:49
15 Rigoletto, opera: Act 4. Bella figlia dell'amore
4:01
16 Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Act 2. Chi mi frena in tal momento?
4:02
17 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 1. O quanti occhi fisi
3:40
18 La bohème, opera: Act 3. Addio, dolce svegliare alla mattina
3:33
19 Rigoletto, opera: Act 4. Bella figlia dell'amore
3:42

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Francesco Cilea (track 19)
Salvatore Cottone (tracks 1–3, 6, 13–14, 16)
Salvatore Cottone (1902-04-11) (tracks 4–5, 10)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1902-11-30) (track 12)
composer:
Francesco Cilea (track 19)
Alberto Franchetti (tracks 1–2, 25)
Pietro Mascagni (tracks 10, 10)
Jules Massenet (track 5)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (tracks 6, 23)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (tracks 4, 13)
Amilcare Ponchielli (1876) (track 14)
Pietro Mascagni (1890) (tracks 16, 27)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1898) (track 12)
librettist:
Arturo Colautti (track 12)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1–2, 10, 10, 25)
Guido Menasci (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (tracks 16, 27)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (tracks 16, 27)
Francesco Maria Piave (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (tracks 4, 13)
Arrigo Boito (1876) (track 14)
producer:
Fred Gaisberg (tracks 4–5, 10)
tenor vocals:
Enrico Caruso (tracks 1–3, 6, 13–14, 16, 19, 23, 25, 27)
Enrico Caruso (1902-04-11) (tracks 4–5, 10)
Enrico Caruso (1902-11-30) (track 12)
recorded at:
Milano, Hotel Grande in Milano, Lombardia, Italy (tracks 4–5, 10)
arrangements:
L'elisir d'amore: Atto II. Romanza "Una furtiva lagrima" (catch-all for arrangements) (tracks 6, 23)
later translated versions:
人知れぬ涙 (tracks 6, 23)
part of:
Fedora: Atto II (track 12)
Germania: Atto I (tracks 2, 25)
Germania: Prologo (track 1)
Iris: Atto I (tracks 10, 10)
L'elisir d'amore: Atto II (tracks 6, 23)
Aida: Atto Primo (tracks 4, 13)
Cavalleria rusticana (tracks 16, 27)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 3)
recording of:
Germania: Prologo. "Studenti, udite" (1902-04-11) (track 1)
Iris: Atto I. "Apri la tua finestra" (1902-04-11) (track 10)
Manon: "O dolce incanto" (1902-04-11) (track 5)
Adriana Lecouvreur: "No, più nobile" (solo aria version of the duet) (1902-11-12) (track 19)
Fedora: Atto II. "Amor ti vieta" (1902-11-30) (track 12)
translated version of:
version of:

CD 2

piano:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1905-02-27) (track 15)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 16)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (tracks 15, 24)
Pietro Mascagni (track 19)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (track 17)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 5)
Friedrich von Flotow (1849) (track 20)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (track 23)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1859) (tracks 22, 22)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 7)
Amilcare Ponchielli (1876) (track 18)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 21)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (tracks 2, 9)
conductor:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1906-02-11) (track 22)
librettist:
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 15)
Jules Barbier (tracks 22, 22)
Michel Carré (librettist) (tracks 22, 22)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 21)
Luigi Illica (track 21)
Giovanni Ruffini (librettist) (track 15)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 19)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 5)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (track 23)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 7)
Arrigo Boito (1876) (track 18)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (tracks 2, 9)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (tracks 2, 9)
orchestra:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1906-02-11) (track 22)
tenor vocals:
Enrico Caruso (tracks 2, 5, 9, 16–17, 19–21, 23–24)
Enrico Caruso (1905-02-27) (track 15)
Enrico Caruso (1906-02-11) (track 22)
arrangements:
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (tracks 2, 9)
part of:
Aida: Atto Primo (track 7)
Tosca: Atto III (tracks 2, 9)
Faust: Acte III (tracks 22, 22)
La bohème: Atto I (track 21)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 2, 5, 9, 23)
translated version of:

CD 3

baritone vocals:
Antonio Scotti (Italian baritone) (tracks 9, 18)
Antonio Scotti (Italian baritone) (1906-03-13) (track 2)
Antonio Scotti (Italian baritone) (1907-02-20) (track 6)
Antonio Scotti (Italian baritone) (1908-02-03) (track 15)
composer:
Riccardo Barthelemy (track 14)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (tracks 12–13)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (track 5)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 9, 18)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 2)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (tracks 6, 15)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (– 1896) (track 7)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 1)
Francesco Paolo Tosti (1882) (track 4)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 11)
conductor:
Walter B. Rogers (track 18)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1906-03-13) (tracks 1–2)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1907-02-20) (track 6)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1908-01-10) (track 14)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1908-02-03) (track 15)
librettist:
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 9)
Luigi Illica (tracks 7, 9, 11)
Eugène Scribe (track 5)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (tracks 6, 15)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 1)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896) (track 11)
lyricist:
Carmelo Errico (track 4)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Gina Viafora (track 18)
Louise Homer (American operatic contralto) (1907-02-20) (track 6)
Gina Severina (1908-02-03) (track 15)
orchestra:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1906-03-13) (tracks 1–2)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1907-02-20) (track 6)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1908-01-10) (track 14)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1908-02-03) (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Geraldine Farrar (track 18)
Nellie Melba (track 11)
Bessie Abott (1907-02-20) (track 6)
Marcella Sembrich (Polish coloratura soprano, Prakseda Marcelina Kochańska) (1908-02-03) (track 15)
tenor vocals:
Enrico Caruso (tracks 4–5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18)
Enrico Caruso (1906-03-13) (tracks 1–2)
Enrico Caruso (1907-02-20) (track 6)
Enrico Caruso (1908-01-10) (track 14)
Enrico Caruso (1908-02-03) (track 15)
publisher:
is the basis for:
part of:
Aida: Atto Primo (track 1)
Rigoletto: Atto III (tracks 6, 15)
La bohème: Atto I (track 11)
recording of:
Ideale (1906-12-30) (track 4)
Adorables tourments (1908-01-10) (track 14)
Don Sebastiano: "Deserto in terra" (1908-01-10) (tracks 12–13)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 6, 15)
translated version of: