Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Cavatina
Gioachino Rossini 6:51
2 Caro Nome...
Giuseppe Verdi 7:33
3 Un Bel Di...
Giacomo Puccini 4:35
4 Addio Del Passato
Giuseppe Verdi 3:31
5 Merce, Dilette Amici
Giuseppe Verdi 4:01
6 Poveri Fiori
Francesco Cilea 3:15
7 Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi
Giacomo Puccini 4:50
8 La Mamma Morta
Umberto Giordano 4:53
9 Donde Lieta Usci
Giacomo Puccini 3:20
10 Vissi D'Arte
Giacomo Puccini 3:17
11 Suicidia ... In Questi Fieri Momenti
Amilcare Ponchielli 4:39
12 Printemps Qui Commence
Camille Saint‐Saëns 5:16
13 Je Veux Vivre Dans Ce Reve
Charles‐François Gounod 3:40
14 J'ai Perdu Mon Eurydice
Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:23
15 Spargi D'Amaro Pianto
Gaetano Donizetti 4:10
16 Casta Diva
Vincenzo Bellini 5:34

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Robert Beckett (classical recording engineer, EMI mainly) (track 2)
baritone vocals:
William Dickie (track 2)
Renato Ercolani (baritone) (track 2)
bass vocals:
Carlo Forti (track 2)
bass-baritone vocals:
William Dickie (track 2)
Carlo Forti (track 2)
choir vocals:
composer:
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (track 8)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (tracks 1, 1)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 2)
conductor:
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (tracks 2–3, 5–9, 15–16)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (1954-09-21) (track 1)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (1955) (track 1)
librettist:
Luigi Illica (track 8)
Cesare Sterbini (tracks 1, 1)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 3, 5–9, 15)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1954-09-21) (track 1)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1955) (track 1)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (track 2)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (soprano) (tracks 2–16)
Maria Callas (soprano) (1954-09-21) (track 1)
Maria Callas (soprano) (1955) (track 1)
tenor vocals:
Renato Ercolani (baritone) (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1956) (track 2)
recorded at:
Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 2)
is the basis for:
part of:
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 2)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 1)