Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La Cecchina ossia La buona figliuola: “Furia di donna irata ” Niccolò Piccinni 3:08
2 Atalanta: “Care selva” George Frideric Handel 3:07
3 Meraspe: “Superbo di me stesso” Giovanni Battista Lampugnani 3:16
4 Samson: “With plaintive notes” George Frideric Handel 5:14
5 Semele: “Iris, hence away” George Frideric Handel 3:40
6 Astarto: “Mio caro ben” Giovanni Battista Bononcini 4:19
7 Artaxerxes: “Oh! Too lovely!” Thomas Arne 5:30
8 Rosina: “Light as thistledown” William Shield 1:43
9 Rosina: “When William at eve” William Shield 2:48
10 Il re pastore: “Voi che fausti ognor donate” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:27
11 Die Zauberflöte: “O zitt're nicht, mein lieber Sohn!” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:51
12 Die Entführung aus dem Serail: “Ich baue ganz auf deine Stärke” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:53
13 Angela: “Ma fanchette est charmante” François‐Adrien Boïeldieu 4:13
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Semiramide: “Serbami ognor si fido” Gioachino Rossini 8:00
2 La Muette de Portici: « Ferme tes yeux » Daniel François Esprit Auber 4:35
3 Der Freischütz: “Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle” Carl Maria von Weber 5:55
4 Beatrice di Tenda: “Angiol di pace” Vincenzo Bellini 3:28
5 Don Pasquale: “Tornami a dir che m'ami” Gaetano Donizetti 3:32
6 Lucrezia Borgia: “Il segreto per esser felici” Gaetano Donizetti 3:23
7 Attila: Prologo. Aria "Santo di patria indefinito amor!” Giuseppe Verdi 5:44
8 La Straniera: “Un ritratto? … Sventurato il cor che fida” Vincenzo Bellini 12:51
9 Il Barbiera di Siviglia: “Ecco, ridente” Gioachino Rossini 5:08
10 Bolero "Leggero, invisibile” Luigi Arditi 4:25

Credits

CD 1

harpsichord:
Hubert Dawkes (organist/harpsichordist) (tracks 1–13)
additional librettist:
Johann Gottlieb Stephanie ('The Younger') (track 12)
composer:
Thomas Arne (composer) (track 7)
Giovanni Battista Bononcini (cellist and composer) (track 6)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 2)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 10, 12)
Niccolò Piccinni (track 1)
William Shield (tracks 8–9)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741-09-29 – 1741-10-29) (track 4)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1743) (track 5)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 11)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (tracks 1–13)
librettist:
Frances Brooke (tracks 8–9)
William Congreve (track 5)
Newburgh Hamilton (track 4)
Pietro Metastasio (tracks 3, 10)
Emanuel Schikaneder (track 11)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 13)
soprano vocals:
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8–9, 11, 13)
tenor vocals:
Richard Conrad (tracks 2, 6, 10, 12)
premiered at:
Covent Garden Theatre (1732-1808) in London, England, United Kingdom (1743-02-18) (track 4)
part of:
Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: HWV 57) (track 4)
arrangements:
part of:
Astarto (track 6)
Artaxerxes: Act I (track 7)
partial recording of:
Meraspe (track 3)
Rosina (tracks 8–9)
Samson, HWV 57 (track 4)
parts:
recording of:

CD 2

composer:
Luigi Arditi (track 10)
Daniel François Esprit Auber (composer) (track 2)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (tracks 4, 8)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (tracks 5–6)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (tracks 1, 9)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 7)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (tracks 1–10)
librettist:
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 5)
Germain Delavigne (track 2)
Felice Romani (tracks 4, 8)
Gaetano Rossi (track 1)
Giovanni Ruffini (librettist) (track 5)
Eugène Scribe (track 2)
Cesare Sterbini (track 9)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 10)
soprano vocals:
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–8)
tenor vocals:
Richard Conrad (tracks 2, 4–5, 8–9)
arrangements:
is the basis for:
part of:
Attila: Prologo (track 7)
Don Pasquale: Atto III (number) (track 5)
Der Freischütz: Akt III (number) (track 3)
Beatrice di Tenda: Atto II (number) (track 4)
partial recording of:
La straniera (track 8)
Semiramide (track 1)
parts:
Semiramide: Atto I (track 1)
recording of:
Leggero invisibile (track 10)

Release

ASIN:UK: B00000428M [info]