Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Quando le sere al Placido (Luisa Miller)
Giuseppe Verdi 5:15
2 Fra poco a me ricovero (Lucia de Lammermoor)
Gaetano Donizetti 6:26
3 Questa o quella - La donna e mobile (Rigoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:36
4 Ouverture (La Gazza Ladra)
Gioachino Rossini 9:02
5 Mamma
Cesare Andrea Bixio 3:01
6 Rondine al nido
Vincenzo de Crescenzo 4:18
7 Lolita
Arturo Buzzi‐Peccia 2:58
8 La favola dello zar Zaltan - Il volo del calabrone
Nikolaï Rimski-Korsakov 1:31
9 Amor ti vieta (Fedora)
Umberto Giordano 1:54
10 Vesti la giubba (Pagliacci)
Ruggero Leoncavallo 2:54
11 Chitarra romana
Eldo Di Lazzaro 3:27
12 La mia conzone al vento
Cesare Andrea Bixio 3:09
13 Non ti scordar di me
Ernesto de Curtis 3:24
14 Che gelida manina (La Boheme)
Giacomo Puccini 4:17
15 O sole mio
Eduardo di Capua 3:02
16 Torna a Surriento
Ernesto de Curtis 2:46
17 Nessuno dorma (Turandot)
Giacomo Puccini 3:12

Credits

CD 1

arranger:
Henry Mancini (US composer, conductor & arranger) (tracks 5, 12)
composer:
Cesare Andrea Bixio (tracks 5, 12)
Ernesto de Curtis (composer) (track 13)
Eldo Di Lazzaro (track 11)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 2)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 1)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (1817) (track 4)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 10)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 14)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1898) (track 9)
Eduardo di Capua (1898) (track 15)
Ernesto de Curtis (composer) (1902) (track 16)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 17)
conductor:
Emerson Buckley (conductor) (1985-08-14) (tracks 1–17)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 17)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 1)
Arturo Colautti (track 9)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 14)
Luigi Illica (track 14)
Renato Simoni (track 17)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Francesco Maria Piave (1850 – 1851-03-11) (track 3)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 10)
lyricist:
Eldo Di Lazzaro (track 11)
Bixio Cherubini (tracks 5, 12)
Bruno Cherubini (brother of Bixio Cherubini) (track 11)
Domenico Furnò (track 13)
Giovanni Capurro (1898) (track 15)
orchestra:
tenor vocals:
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1985-08-14) (tracks 1–3, 5–7, 9–17)
publisher:
Copyright Control (not for release label use! this is only for copyrights and publishing relationships) (track 6)
recorded at:
Piazza Grande, Modena in Modena, Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (1985-08-14) (tracks 1–17)
arrangements:
Flight of the Bumblebee (Stokowski transcription) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee (for choir, Swingle) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee (for cello and piano, arr. Rose) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee (for cello and orchestra, arr. by B. Traubas) (track 8)
Flight of the Bumblebee, TN iii/9 (for piano solo, Rachmaninov) (track 8)
La gazza ladra: Overture (for two guitars, Giuliani) (track 4)
La gazza ladra: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
Le Vol du bourdon (for organ, Saint-Martin) (track 8)
Nessun dorma (for brass band, arr. Snell) (track 17)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 10)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
The Flight of the Bumble-Bee (for violin and orchestra, Kennedy & Lenehan) (track 8)
The Flight of the Bumblebee (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 8)
The Flight of the Bumblebee (for flute and orchestra, arr. Aho) (track 8)
Torna a Surriento (catch-all for arrangements) (track 16)
Полёт шмеля (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
is the basis for:
Honey Man (track 8)
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 10)
Surrender (track 16)
ボスBGM (Parodius) (track 8)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 17)
Going to Win (track 17)
Guitarra romana (track 11)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 17)
Mama (deutsch) (track 5)
Mana saule (track 15)
later versions:
It’s Now or Never (track 15)
live recording of:
Chitarra romana (1985-08-14) (track 11)
Fedora: Atto II. "Amor ti vieta" (1985-08-14) (track 9)
La gazza ladra: Overture (1985-08-14) (track 4)
La mia canzone al vento (1985-08-14) (track 12)
Lolita (1985-08-14) (track 7)
Mamma (1985-08-14) (track 5)
Non ti scordar di me (1985-08-14) (track 13)
Rondine al nido (Swallow's Nest) (1985-08-14) (track 6)
Torna a Surriento (1985-08-14) (track 16)
Полёт шмеля (1985-08-14) (track 8)
’O sole mio (1985-08-14) (track 15)
part of:
Fedora: Atto II (track 9)
La gazza ladra (track 4)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 3)
Turandot: Atto III (track 17)
La bohème: Atto I (track 14)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 10)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 15)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 3, 10)
Spaghetti mix (track 15)