Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le Villi: Se come voi piccina io fossi ... Non ti scordar di me Giacomo Puccini 5:15
2 Le Villi: Torna ai felici di Giacomo Puccini 5:34
3 Edgar: Addio, addio, mio dolce amor! Giacomo Puccini 3:44
4 Manon Lescaut: Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde Giacomo Puccini 1:18
5 Manon Lescaut: Cortese damigella Giacomo Puccini 4:02
6 Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai Giacomo Puccini 2:03
7 Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide Giacomo Puccini 2:28
8 Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo Giacomo Puccini 5:32
9 Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata Giacomo Puccini 4:11
10 La Bohème: Che gelida manina Giacomo Puccini 4:19
11 La Bohème: Mi chiamano Mimì Giacomo Puccini 4:43
12 La Bohème: Quando m'en vo soletta per la via Giacomo Puccini 2:32
13 La Bohème: Donde lieta Giacomo Puccini 4:52
14 La Bohème: Che facevi, che dicevi Giacomo Puccini 3:36
15 La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni Giacomo Puccini 3:19
16 La Bohème: Vecchia zimarra Giacomo Puccini 2:23
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Tosca: Dammi i colori ... Recondita armonia Giacomo Puccini 4:15
2 Tosca: Tre sbirri ...una carrozza Giacomo Puccini 4:32
3 Tosca: Ha piu forte sapore Giacomo Puccini 1:24
4 Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore Giacomo Puccini 3:12
5 Tosca: E lucevan le stelle Giacomo Puccini 3:17
6 Madama Butterfly: Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia Giacomo Puccini 3:25
7 Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene Giacomo Puccini 6:33
8 Madama Butterfly: Un bel di vedremo Giacomo Puccini 4:46
9 Madama Butterfly: Tutti i fiore Giacomo Puccini 3:57
10 Madama Butterfly: Coro a bocca chiusa Giacomo Puccini 2:50
11 Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil Giacomo Puccini 2:53
12 Madama Butterfly: Tu? Tu? Piccolo Iddio! Giacomo Puccini 2:52
13 La fanciulla del West: Minnie, dalla mia casa son partito Giacomo Puccini 2:11
14 La fanciulla del West: Mister Johnson, siete rimasto inditro Giacomo Puccini 4:27
15 La fanciulla del West: Io non son che una povera fanciulla Giacomo Puccini 1:23
16 La fanciulla del West: Quello che tacete Giacomo Puccini 1:14
17 La fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda Giacomo Puccini 2:34
18 La Rondine: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta Giacomo Puccini 2:17
19 La Rondine: Ore dolci e divine Giacomo Puccini 4:55
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Il trittico / Il tabarro: Hai ben raggione Giacomo Puccini 2:28
2 Il trittico / Il tabarro: Nulla! Silenzia! Giacomo Puccini 4:14
3 Il trittico / Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto Giacomo Puccini 4:13
4 Il trittico / Suor Angelica: La grazie è discesa dal cielo Giacomo Puccini 8:53
5 Il trittico / Gianni Schicchi: Avete torto, Firenze è come un albero fiorito Giacomo Puccini 3:04
6 Il trittico / Gianni Schicchi: O mi bambino caro Giacomo Puccini 2:38
7 Turandot: Perchè tarda la luna? Giacomo Puccini 4:35
8 Turandot: Signore, ascolta! Giacomo Puccini 2:35
9 Turandot: Non piangere Liù Giacomo Puccini 2:13
10 Turandot: Ah! Per l'ultima volta! Giacomo Puccini 2:53
11 Turandot: In questa reggia Giacomo Puccini 5:53
12 Turandot: Nessun dorma! Giacomo Puccini 2:46
13 Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta Giacomo Puccini 2:57
14 Turandot: Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore Giacomo Puccini 3:21

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–16)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1893) (track 6)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 10)
librettist:
Ferdinando Fontana (track 3)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 4–13, 15–16)
Luigi Illica (tracks 4–13, 15–16)
Domenico Oliva (tracks 4–9)
Marco Praga (tracks 4–9)
Giulio Ricordi (tracks 4–9)
lyricist:
Ferdinando Fontana (tracks 1–2)
arrangements:
La bohème: Atto II. no. 13. “Quando me’n vo’” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
is the basis for:
Love theme from “La Boheme” (George Greeley adaptation) (track 12)
later translated versions:
part of:
La bohème: Atto III (number) (track 13)
Le Villi: Atto I (track 1)
Le Villi: Atto II (track 2)
Manon Lescaut: Atto II (number) (track 7)
Edgar (final revision in 3 acts) (act) (track 3)
Manon Lescaut: Atto I (tracks 4–6)
La bohème: Atto IV (tracks 15–16)
La bohème: Atto II (number) (track 12)
La bohème: Atto I (tracks 10–11)
partial recording of:
Edgar: Atto III (track 3)
parts:
recording of:
Manon Lescaut: Atto III. Intermezzo (Intermezzo between Acts II and III) (track 8)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 2–4, 6–16, 18–19)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (tracks 1, 5)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1910) (track 17)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 18–19)
Guelfo Civinini (Italian librettist) (tracks 15–16)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10–12)
Luigi Illica (tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10–12)
Carlo Zangarini (tracks 15–16)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (tracks 1, 5)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (tracks 1, 5)
lyricist:
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 6)
Luigi Illica (track 6)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 2, 7)
arrangements:
A Night at the Opera (tracks 5, 8)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II. Coro a bocca chiusa (for piano left hand, Wittgenstein) (track 10)
Tosca: Atto II, Scena V. “Vissi d’arte” (Tosca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 4)
is the basis for:
Ein schöner Tag (track 8)
Madama Butterfly: “Un bel di, vedremo” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 8)
Tornerai (track 10)
Tosca Mimì (track 5)
Tosca: “E lucevan le stelle” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 5)
Tosca: “Vissi d'arte vissi d'amore” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 4)
“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (for piano) (track 4)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera “Madama Butterfly”) (track 8)
Tosca: 3. Akt. „Und es blitzen die Sterne” (Cavaradossi) (“E lucevan le stelle”) (track 5)
part of:
La rondine (track 19)
La rondine: Atto I (track 18)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (number) (track 8)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (tracks 9–10)
Madama Butterfly: Atto III (tracks 11–12)
La fanciulla del West (act) (tracks 15–16)
Tosca: Atto III (track 5)
Tosca: Atto I (tracks 1–2)
Tosca: Atto II (tracks 3–4)
Madama Butterfly: Atto I (tracks 6–7)
partial recording of:
parts:
La fanciulla del West: Atto I. “Hello … Nick!” (Harry, Joe, Bello) (tracks 15–16)
La fanciulla del West: Atto I. “Laggiù nel Soledad” (Minnie, Rance, Johnson) (tracks 15–16)
recording of:
Madama Butterfly: Atto III. “Addio, fiorito asil” (Pinkerton, Sharpless) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–11, 13–14)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 12)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 7–12, 14)
Giovacchino Forzano (tracks 3, 5–6)
Renato Simoni (tracks 7–12, 14)
lyricist:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 13)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi (track 14)
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 3, 6, 12)
Hendon Music Inc. (track 14)
arrangements:
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Nessun Dorma (track 12)
Nessun dorma (for brass band, arr. Snell) (track 12)
Turandot: Atto III, Scena I. Aria “Nessun dorma” (Calaf) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Nessun dorma (Rapsody, rap song very loosely based on Puccini's Turandot) (track 12)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 12)
Going to Win (track 12)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 12)
私のお父さん (track 6)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (tracks 5–6)
Il tabarro (tracks 1–2)
Suor Angelica (tracks 3–4)
Turandot: Atto III (tracks 12–13)
Turandot: Atto I (tracks 7–10)
Turandot: Atto II (tracks 11, 14)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Opera Mortis (tracks 6, 12)