Tracklist

CD 1: Vol. 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Tosca: Recondita Armonia
2:24
2 I Pagliacci: Vesti La Giubba
3:09
3 Il Trovatore: Di Quella Pira
1:35
4 Iris: Apri La Tua Finestra
2:32
5 Fedora: Amor Ti Vieta
1:53
6 La Bohème: Che Gelida Manina
4:08
7 Marta: M'Appari
3:31
8 Manon: O Dolce Incanto
2:41
9 Rigoletto: La Donna E' Mobile
2:19
10 Germania: Studente Uditi
1:54
11 Germania: Ah, Vieni Qui... No, Non Chiuder Gli Occhi
2:47
12 Mefistotele: Dai Campi, Dai Prati
2:28
13 Rigoletto: Questa o Quella
2:05
14 Mefostotele: Giunto Sil Passo Estremo
3:09
15 Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola
2:25
16 L'Africana: O Paradiso
3:38
17 La Juive: Rachel, Quand Du Seigneur
4:26
18 La Juive: Non T'Amo Piu'
2:21
19 L'Elisir D'Amore: Una Furtiva Lagrima
4:18
CD 2: Vol. 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Puccini - Tosca / E lucean le stelle
2:25
2 Verdi - Aida / Se quel guerrier io fossi...celeste Aida
4:41
3 Verdi - Un ballo in Maschera / Di tu si fidele
2:51
4 Bizet - Les pêcheurs de perles / Mi par d'udir Ancor
3:27
5 Tosti / La mia canzone
2:18
6 Puccini - Madame Butterfly / Non ve l'avevo detto?...Addio fiorito asil
3:47
7 Cilea - Adriana Lecouvreur / No, piu' nobile
2:36
8 Zardo / Luna fedel
2:19
9 Puccini - Madame Butterfly / Amore o grillo
3:34
10 Ponchielli - La Gioconda / Cielo e mar
2:54
11 Carmen: Il fior che avevi a me tu dato
3:42
12 Leoncavallo / Mattinata
2:06
13 Trimarchi / Un bacio ancora
2:59
14 Giordano - Andrea Chénier / Come un bel di' Di Maggio
2:57
15 Donizetti - La favorita / Spirito gentil, ne' sogni miei
3:47
16 Verdi - La forza del destino / O tu che in seno agli angeli
3:55
17 Meyerbeer - Les Huguenots / Qui sotto il ciel
2:07
18 Corsi / Tu non mi vuoi piu' bene
2:21
CD 3: Vol. 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Verdi - Rigoletto / Bella figlia dell'amore
4:11
2 Donizetti - Il Duca D'alba / Angelo casto e bel
3:37
3 Cottrau / Santa Lucia
4:04
4 unbekannt / Vienu sul mar
3:24
5 Giordano - Andrea Chénier / Un di' dall'azurro spazio
3:45
6 Gastaldon / Musica proibita
3:39
7 G. d'Hardelot / Because
2:21
8 Verdi - Otello / Ora e per semper addio
2:21
9 Gounod - Faust / Salu, demeure chaste et pure
4:12
10 Verdi - La Traviata / Libiam, libiam
3:10
11 Donaudy / Vaghissima sembianza
3:14
12 unbekannt / Fenesta ca lucive
3:20
13 Buzzi / Peccia / Lolita
2:48
14 Händel - Xerxes / Ombra mai fu (Largo)
4:12
15 Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana / Addio alla madre
3:56
16 Tosti / Errico / Ideale
3:15
17 Di Capua / Capurro / O sole mio
3:17

Credits

CD 1: Vol. 1

piano:
Salvatore Cottone (1902-04-11) (track 4)
composer:
Luigi Denza (track 18)
Alberto Franchetti (tracks 10–11)
Fromental Halévy (track 17)
Pietro Mascagni (tracks 4, 4)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (track 16)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 19)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (track 3)
Pietro Mascagni (1890) (track 15)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 2)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 6)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1898) (track 5)
librettist:
Arturo Colautti (track 5)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 6)
Luigi Illica (tracks 4, 4, 6, 10–11)
Guido Menasci (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 15)
Eugène Scribe (tracks 16–17)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 15)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (track 3)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 2)
lyricist:
Luigi de Giorgi (track 18)
producer:
Fred Gaisberg (track 4)
tenor vocals:
Enrico Caruso (tracks 10–11)
Enrico Caruso (1902-04-11) (track 4)
recorded at:
arrangements:
L'elisir d'amore: Atto II. Romanza "Una furtiva lagrima" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 19)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 2)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
is the basis for:
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 2)
later translated versions:
人知れぬ涙 (track 19)
part of:
Fedora: Atto II (track 5)
Germania: Atto I (track 11)
Germania: Prologo (track 10)
Iris: Atto I (tracks 4, 4)
La Juive: Acte IV (track 17)
La bohème: Atto I (track 6)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 2)
recording of:
Non t'amo più (1902) (track 18)
Iris: Atto I. "Apri la tua finestra" (1902-04-11) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 2–3)
translated version of:

CD 2: Vol. 2

composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 4)
Francesco Cilea (track 7)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 15)
Antonio Pini-Corsi (track 18)
Rocco Trimarchi (track 13)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 16)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 11)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1896) (track 14)
conductor:
Josef Pasternack (track 14)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 11)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 11)
Luigi Illica (1896) (track 14)
tenor vocals:
Enrico Caruso (track 8)
Enrico Caruso (1903-04-19) (track 13)
Enrico Caruso (1909) (track 16)
Enrico Caruso (1916) (track 14)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 11)
recording of:
Adriana Lecouvreur: "No, più nobile" (solo aria version of the duet) (1902) (track 7)
Tu non mi vuoi più bene (1903) (track 18)
Un bacio ancora (1903-04-19) (track 13)
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:
version of:

CD 3: Vol. 3

composer:
Arturo Buzzi-Peccia (track 13)
Stefano Donaudy (track 11)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 2)
Guy d'Hardelot (track 7)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (– 1896) (track 5)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09) (track 14)
Teodoro Cottrau (1849) (track 3)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1859) (tracks 9, 9)
Eduardo di Capua (1898) (track 17)
conductor:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1906-02-11) (track 9)
librettist:
Jules Barbier (tracks 9, 9)
Michel Carré (librettist) (tracks 9, 9)
Charles Duveyrier (track 2)
Luigi Illica (track 5)
Eugène Scribe (track 2)
lyricist:
Edward F. Lockton (track 7)
Frank Teschemacher (track 7)
Giovanni Capurro (1898) (track 17)
orchestra:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1906-02-11) (track 9)
tenor vocals:
Enrico Caruso (1906-02-11) (track 9)
translator:
Angelo Zanardini (track 2)
publisher:
arrangements:
Because (track 7)
Largo from "Xerxes" (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger) (track 14)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Crux fidelis (track 14)
There's No Tomorrow (track 17)
later translated versions:
Mana saule (track 17)
Xerxès HWV 40 : Largo "Bois de lent oubli" (french version) (track 14)
later versions:
It’s Now or Never (track 17)
part of:
Il duca d'Alba (track 2)
Faust: Acte III (tracks 9, 9)
recording of:
Lolita (1908) (track 13)
Because (1912) (track 7)
Santa Lucia (1916) (track 3)
’O sole mio (1916) (track 17)
Musica proibita (1917) (track 6)
Vaghissima Sembianza (1920) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 14)
Hooked on a Song (track 17)
Spaghetti mix (track 17)