Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 La donna è mobile - Rigoletto
2:26
2 Ritorna vincitor! - Aida
7:36
3 Stride la vampa! - Il trovatore
3:19
4 Oh! fede negar potessi agl'occhi miei! ... Quando le sere al placido - Luisa Miller
5:00
5 Gualtier Maldè... Caro nome - Rigoletto
6:42
6 Ella giammai m'amò! - Don Carlo
10:45
7 Mercé, dilette amiche (Bolero) - I vespri siciliani
3:38
8 Era più calmo? ... Mia madre aveva... "Piangea cantando..." ... Ave Maria - Otello
15:57
9 Se quel guerrier io fossi! ... Celeste Aida - Aida
4:44
10 Pace, pace, mio Dio! - La forza del destino
5:54
11 O don fatale - Don Carlo
4:59
12 Saper vorreste - Un ballo in maschera
2:10
13 Di quella pira - Il trovatore
3:18

Credits

CD 1

choir vocals:
London Opera Chorus (track 13)
composer:
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 2–8, 10–12)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 1)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (track 13)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 9)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1884 – 1886-11-01) (tracks 8, 8)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1887) (track 8)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (tracks 1, 3, 13)
Riccardo Chailly (track 5)
Edward Downes (track 6)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (tracks 2, 8–9, 11–12)
Nello Santi (1972-10) (track 7)
librettist:
Arrigo Boito (tracks 8, 8)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (tracks 3–4)
Charles Duveyrier (track 7)
Camille du Locle (track 6)
Joseph Méry (track 6)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 5, 10)
Eugène Scribe (track 7)
Antonio Somma (track 12)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 1)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (track 13)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 9)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 3, 12–13)
producer:
Ray Minshull (track 7)
soprano vocals:
Maria Chiara (soprano) (1972-10) (track 7)
vocals:
June Anderson (track 5)
Elzbieta Ardam (track 8)
Kathleen Battle (track 12)
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor) (track 4)
Carlo de Bortoli (bass-baritone) (track 5)
Grace Bumbry (track 11)
Maria Chiara (soprano) (track 7)
Graham Clark (tenor) (track 13)
Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass) (track 6)
Marilyn Horne (track 3)
Piero de Palma (tenor) (track 5)
Luciano Pavarotti (tracks 1, 13)
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 2)
Roberto Scaltriti (Baritone) (track 5)
Joan Sutherland (track 13)
Kiri Te Kanawa (track 8)
Renata Tebaldi (track 10)
Jon Vickers (tenor) (track 9)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-10) (track 7)
arrangements:
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
later translated versions:
part of:
Don Carlo: Atto III (tracks 6, 11)
Otello: Atto IV (tracks 8, 8, 8)
Aida: Atto Primo (tracks 2, 9)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 5)
recording of:
Il trovatore: Atto II, Scena I. "Stride la vampa!" (Azucena, zingari, Manrico, uno zingaro) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1–2, 13)