Tracklist

Medium 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Madama Butterfly - Un Bel Di' Vedremo
4:43
2 Carmen - Habanera L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
4:02
3 La Wally - Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana
4:51
4 Il Barbiere Di Siviglia - Una Voce Poco Fa'
6:52
5 Norma - Casta Diva
5:37
6 Samson et Dalila - Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix
5:17
7 Rigoletto - Caro Nome
5:13
8 La Traviata - Sempre Libera
4:04
9 La Boheme - Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi'
4:50
10 Don Giovanni - Mi Tradi' Quell'alma Ingrata
3:44
11 Cavalleria Rusticana - Voi Lo Sapete, O Mamma
6:16
12 La Gioconda - Suicidio!
4:17
13 Gianni Schicchi - O Mio Babbino Caro
2:35
14 Turandot - In Questa Reggia
6:24
15 Tosca - Vissi D'arte, Vissi D'amore
3:02

Credits

Medium 1

choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 2)
Alfredo Catalani (track 3)
Pietro Mascagni (track 11)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 10)
Amilcare Ponchielli (track 12)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1, 9, 13–14)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (tracks 4, 4)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 8)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 5)
conductor:
Franco Ghione (track 8)
Georges Prêtre (track 2)
Nicola Rescigno (track 10)
Tullio Serafin (tracks 1, 3, 9, 11, 13–14)
Antonino Votto (conductor) (track 12)
Tullio Serafin (1954-09-21) (track 4)
Tullio Serafin (1955) (track 4)
Tullio Serafin (1961) (track 5)
Georges Prêtre (1982) (track 6)
engineer:
Robert Beckett (track 13)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 14)
Arrigo Boito (track 12)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 10)
Giovacchino Forzano (track 13)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 1, 9)
Ludovic Halévy (track 2)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1, 3, 9)
Henri Meilhac (track 2)
Guido Menasci (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 11)
Renato Simoni (track 14)
Cesare Sterbini (tracks 4, 4)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 11)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 5)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Ebe Ticozzi (track 11)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 1, 3, 9, 13–14)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1954-09-21) (track 4)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1955) (track 4)
producer:
Walter Jellinek (British classical producer) (track 13)
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (track 13)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (tracks 1–3, 8–14)
Maria Callas (1954-09-21) (track 4)
Maria Callas (1955) (track 4)
Maria Callas (1982) (track 6)
soprano vocals [Norma]:
Maria Callas (1961) (track 5)
tenor vocals:
Alfredo Kraus (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 5)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1982) (track 6)
publisher:
recorded at:
arrangements:
"Casta diva" from Norma (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 5)
"Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix" (Samson et Dalila) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
"O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 13)
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 2)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 13)
La Wally: Atto I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana" (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 3)
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (for cello and piano, Papin) (track 6)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 2)
is the basis for:
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 2)
Señorita (track 2)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 2)
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 1)
私のお父さん (track 13)
later versions:
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 13)
La Wally: Atto I (track 3)
Norma: Atto I (track 5)
Turandot: Atto II (track 14)
Carmen: Acte I (track 2)
La bohème: Atto I (track 9)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 14)
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (Lauretta) (1954-09) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 2)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 4, 4–5)