Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Che gelida manina (Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen)
Giacomo Puccini 4:52
2 Recondita armonia
Giacomo Puccini 3:07
3 La fleur que tu m’avais jetee
Georges Bizet 4:16
4 La ci darem la mano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:23
5 Dunque io son…tu non m’inganni?
Gioachino Rossini 5:13
6 Bei mannern, welche liebe fuhlen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:27
7 Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour
Jacques Offenbach 4:10
8 Au fond du temple saint
Georges Bizet 8:52
9 Viens Mallika…dome epais le jasmine (Flower Duet)
Léo Delibes 6:05
10 Piangea cantando (Willow Song)
Giuseppe Verdi 6:26
11 Vogliatemi bene (Love Duet)
Giacomo Puccini 7:51
12 Una furtiva lagrima
Gaetano Donizetti 4:53
13 O soave fanciulla
Giacomo Puccini 4:10
14 E lucevan le stelle
Giacomo Puccini 3:01
15 Vesti la giubba!
Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:51
16 Nessun dorma
Giacomo Puccini 3:22

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1989-07) (track 6)
assistant producer:
Michael Woolcock (producer) (1974-01) (track 11)
baritone vocals:
Tom Krause (bass-baritone) (track 4)
Leo Nucci (baritone) (track 5)
Gino Quilico (baritone) (track 8)
choir vocals:
Ambrosian Opera Choir (1989-07) (track 6)
composer:
Léo Delibes (composer) (track 9)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 4)
Jacques Offenbach (track 7)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 11)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 5)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 6)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 12)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (track 8)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1884 – 1886-11-01) (track 10)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 15)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (tracks 1, 13)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (tracks 2, 14)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 16)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (tracks 7, 9)
Sir Colin Davis (English conductor) (track 1)
Charles Dutoit (conductor) (track 8)
Alberto Erede (conductor) (track 10)
István Kertész (conductor) (track 4)
Jesús López-Cobos (tracks 12, 15)
Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli (conductor) (tracks 2, 14)
Franco Patanè (track 3)
Giuseppe Patanè (conductor) (track 5)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (track 13)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1974-01) (track 11)
Kurt Herbert Adler (conductor) (1982-04) (track 16)
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor) (1989-07) (track 6)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 16)
Arrigo Boito (track 10)
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 8)
Eugène Cormon (track 8)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 4)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 1)
Philippe Gille (track 9)
Edmond Gondinet (track 9)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1, 13)
Renato Simoni (track 16)
Cesare Sterbini (track 5)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 3)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 3)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (composer) (1892) (track 15)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896) (track 13)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (tracks 2, 14)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (tracks 2, 14)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano) (track 5)
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (track 9)
Huguette Tourangeau (mezzo-soprano) (track 7)
orchestra:
Wiener Philharmoniker (1974-01) (track 11)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (1982-04) (track 16)
producer:
Christopher Raeburn (1974-01) (track 11)
recording engineer:
Jack Law (engineer) (1974-01) (track 11)
James Lock (engineer) (1974-01) (track 11)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (1974-01) (track 11)
soprano vocals:
Mirella Freni (soprano) (track 11)
Lucia Popp (soprano) (track 4)
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (tracks 7, 9)
Renata Tebaldi (soprano) (tracks 10, 13)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) (1989-07) (track 6)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (tracks 1, 12, 15)
Gregory Cross (tenor) (track 8)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (track 11)
Mario del Monaco (tenor) (tracks 2, 14)
Giuseppe di Stefano (tenor) (track 3)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) (1982-04) (track 16)
Francisco Araiza (tenor) (1989-07) (track 6)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 11, 16)
Jenkinsongs Ltd. (track 9)
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1974-01) (track 11)
compiled in:
arrangements:
Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de perles (for violin, viola and piano, Loeb) (track 8)
Flower Duet (Lakmé) (for brass band, Sparke) (track 9)
Nessun dorma (for brass band, arr. Snell) (track 16)
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 15)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 15)
is the basis for:
Child of the Night (track 9)
Night Enchanted (track 9)
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 15)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 16)
Going to Win (track 16)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 16)
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (track 14)
人知れぬ涙 (track 12)
later versions:
live recording of:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 3)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte IV (Giulietta) (Offenbach order) (track 7)
Otello: Atto IV (track 10)
Turandot: Atto III (track 16)
Tosca: Atto I (track 2)
Tosca: Atto III (track 14)
Lakmé: Acte I (track 9)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 15)
La bohème: Atto I (tracks 1, 13)
recording of:
Madama Butterfly: Atto I. “Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino” (Butterfly, Pinkerton) (1974-01) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 3, 14–15)

Release

manufactured in:the U.K.
liner notes:Michael Heatley (1997)
copyrighted by:Marks and Spencer PLC (1997)
phonographic copyright by:Marks and Spencer PLC (1997)