Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) Giacomo Puccini 2:36
2 Song to the moon (Rusalka) Antonín Dvořák 6:44
3 Rigoletto: Caro nome Giuseppe Verdi 6:38
4 Lakmé : Viens, Mallika … Dôme épais … Léo Delibes 5:39
5 Le nozze di Figaro: Dove sono Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:24
6 La Wally: Ebben? … Ne andrò Iontana … Alfredo Catalani 3:43
7 Madama Butterfly: Un bel di, vedremo Giacomo Puccini 4:56
8 Le nozze di Figaro: Canzonetta sull'aria Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:06
9 Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim George Frideric Handel 5:36
10 Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante Georges Bizet 5:16
11 The Pirates of Penzance: Poor wand'ring one! Gilbert & Sullivan 2:53
12 Turandot: Signore, ascolta! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:45
13 Norma: Casta diva Vincenzo Bellini 6:12
14 Le nozze di Figaro: Deh vieni non tardar Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:51
15 Le nozze di Figaro: Porgi amor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:17
16 Rigoletto: Caro nome Giuseppe Verdi 6:37
17 Hänsel und Gretel: Abends, will ich schlafen gehn Engelbert Humperdinck 3:41

Credits

CD 1

trumpet:
Alison Balsom (classical trumpet player) (2003-07) (track 9)
choir vocals:
London Voices (2003-07) (track 11)
chorus master:
Terry Edwards (British choir director) (2003-07) (track 11)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 10)
Alfredo Catalani (composer) (track 6)
Léo Delibes (composer) (track 4)
Antonín Dvořák (composer) (track 2)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 9)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 5, 8, 14–15)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1, 7, 12)
Arthur Sullivan (composer) (track 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 3, 16)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 13)
Engelbert Humperdinck (German composer) (1891 – 1892) (track 17)
conductor:
Paul Daniel (conductor) (2003-07) (tracks 1–17)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 12)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 5, 8, 15)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 7)
Philippe Gille (track 4)
Edmond Gondinet (track 4)
Ludovic Halévy (track 10)
Luigi Illica (tracks 6–7)
Henri Meilhac (track 10)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 3, 16)
Renato Simoni (track 12)
Adelheid Wette (German lyricist) (track 17)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 13)
lyricist:
W.S. Gilbert (librettist) (track 11)
orchestra:
English National Opera Orchestra (2003-07) (tracks 1–17)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (tracks 1–17)
soprano vocals:
Jane Gilchrist (2003-07) (tracks 4–8, 11–12, 15–17)
Denise Leigh (2003-07) (tracks 1–4, 8–10, 13–14, 17)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (2003) (tracks 1–17)
publisher:
Jenkinsongs Ltd. (track 4)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Angel Scene from Hänsel und Gretel (for organ, Lemare) (track 17)
Flower Duet (Lakmé) (for brass band, Sparke) (track 4)
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
La Wally: Atto I. “Ebben? Ne andrò lontana” (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 6)
Rigoletto: Caro nome che il mio cor (per quartetto d'archi) (tracks 3, 16)
“Casta diva” from Norma (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 13)
“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Child of the Night (track 4)
Evening Prayer (english setting of "Abends, will ich schlafen gehn" (Abendsegen) from "Hänsel und Gretel") (track 17)
La Norma: “Casta diva” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 13)
Night Enchanted (track 4)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera “Madama Butterfly”) (track 7)
私のお父さん (track 1)
later versions:
La Wally (track 6)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 1)
Hänsel und Gretel (original german lyrics) (number) (track 17)
La Wally: Atto I (track 6)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (number) (track 7)
Norma: Atto I (track 13)
Lakmé: Acte I (track 4)
Carmen : Acte III (track 10)
Turandot: Atto I (track 12)
Rigoletto: Atto I (number) (tracks 3, 16)
parts:
recording of:
Rusalka, op. 114: Song to the Moon (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
referred to in medleys:
Opera Mortis (track 1)
Relax and Unwind With the Classics (preview) (tracks 1, 4)

Release

ASIN:UK: B0000D9GMK [info]