Tracklist

CD 1: L'aube de l'opéra - L'opéra italien
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orfeo: Toccata
Claudio Monteverdi 1:40
2 L'Incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Act 3: "Pur ti miro"
Claudio Monteverdi 5:41
3 Dido and Aeneas, Act 3: "When I am laid in earth" (Dido)
Henry Purcell 3:55
4 Bajazet, Act 2, Scene 7: Aira: Sposa, son disprezzata (Irene)
Antonio Vivaldi 6:29
5 Giustino, RV 717: "Vedro con mio diletto" (Anastasio)
Antonio Vivaldi 5:11
6 Rinaldo, HWV 7b, Act 2: "Lascia ch'io pianga" (Almirena)
George Frideric Handel 4:22
7 Serse, HWV 40, Act 1: "Ombra mai fu" (Serse)
George Frideric Handel 2:42
8 Alcina - Opera in three acts HWV34 (libretto after an episode from 'Orlando furioso' by Ludovico Ariosto) (performing edition by Clifford Bartlett), Act II, Scene 13: Aria: Ombre pallide, lo so, mi udite (Alcina)
George Frideric Handel 6:37
9 La Gazza ladra: Overture
Gioachino Rossini 4:58
10 Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Act I, Scene Two: Una voce poco fa (Rosina)
Gioachino Rossini 6:19
11 Il Barbiere di Siviglia, ATTO PRIMO: Cavatina: La ran le lerea ... Largo al factotum (Figaro)
Gioachino Rossini 4:20
12 La Cenerentola: Non più mesta accanto al fueco
Gioachino Rossini 3:07
13 L'Elisir d'amore, Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima" (Nemorino)
Gaetano Donizetti 4:29
14 Lucia di Lammermoor, Act I, Scena seconda: Quando, rapito in estasi (Lucia)
Gaetano Donizetti 5:24
15 Don Pasquale, Act III Sesta Scena: Com' è gentil la notte a mezzo (Ernesto/Coro)
Gaetano Donizetti 2:06
16 Norma, Act 1: "Casta Diva" (Norma)
Vincenzo Bellini 5:35
17 Les Puritains, Acte I - Polacca d'Elvira : Son vergin vezzosa (Elvira)
Vincenzo Bellini 4:16
CD 2: L'opéra italien
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La Traviata, Act 1: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici"
Giuseppe Verdi 2:53
2 La traviata, Act II, Scene 2, Finale II: Noi siamo zingarelle
Giuseppe Verdi 2:57
3 Il Trovatore, Act II Scene One: Coro delle incudini: Vedi le fosche notturne (Coro)
Giuseppe Verdi 3:00
4 Rigoletto, Act 1, Scene 2: Gualtier Maldè ...Caro nome
Giuseppe Verdi 6:41
5 Rigoletto, Act 3: "La donna è mobile" (Duca)
Giuseppe Verdi 2:17
6 Nabucco, Act III (Chorus of Hebrew Slaves): Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate.. (Coro)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:14
7 Otello: Ave Maria, piena di grazia (Desdemona)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:37
8 Don Carlo: Ella giammai m'amò!
Giuseppe Verdi 7:32
9 Marcia trionfale
Giuseppe Verdi 1:31
10 Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Giacomo Puccini 2:43
11 Manon Lescaut, Act I: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux)
Giacomo Puccini 2:28
12 La Bohème, Act I: Che gelida manina! (Rodolfo)
Giacomo Puccini 4:30
13 La bohème, Act 1: "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi" (Mimi/Rodolfo)
Giacomo Puccini 4:57
14 La Bohème, Act I: O soave fanciulla, o dolce viso (Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimi)
Giacomo Puccini 4:00
15 Tosca, Act II: Vissi d'arte
Giacomo Puccini 3:02
16 Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle
Giacomo Puccini 2:59
17 Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel di vedremo (Butterfly)
Giacomo Puccini 4:43
18 Madama Butterfly, Act II: Coro a bocca chiusa / Humming Chorus
Giacomo Puccini 3:05
19 Turandot, Act 3: "Nessun dorma" (Calaf)
Giacomo Puccini 4:14
20 Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Pietro Mascagni 3:43
21 Pagliacci, Atto Primo, Scena seconda/Scene 2/Zweite Szene/Deuxième Scène, Recitar!...Vesti la giubba: Vesti la giubba (Canio)
Ruggero Leoncavallo 2:58
CD 3: L'opéra français
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hippolyte et Aricie: Prélude de l'Acte III
Jean-Philippe Rameau 1:41
2 La Dame blanche, Opéra-comique en 3 actes. Livret d'Eugène Scribe, d'après Walter Scott - Acte I - N°1 - Introduction Choeur, Air, Couplets : Ah ! Quel plaisir que d'être soldat (Georges, Jenny, Choeur, Dickson)
François‐Adrien Boïeldieu 4:12
3 L'Africaine: Pays merveilleux...O paradis (Act 4)
Giacomo Meyerbeer 3:06
4 Les Troyens, Acte 1 - Récit et air de Cassandre : Les Grecs ont disparu... Malheureux roi ! (Cassandre)
Hector Berlioz 5:34
5 Faust, Acte II : Air des bijoux : ''Ah ! Je ris de me voir si belle en ce miroir'' (Marguerite)
Charles‐François Gounod 3:30
6 Faust, Acte III: Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre! ... Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (Faust)
Charles‐François Gounod 4:27
7 Roméo et Juliette: Je Veux Vivre
Charles‐François Gounod 3:53
8 Carmen, Act 1: Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
Georges Bizet 4:20
9 Carmen - excerpts: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Escamillo/Choeur/Frasquita/Mecedes/Carmen)
Georges Bizet 4:57
10 Les Pecheurs de Perles (new edition of original 1863 version: part orch. A. Hammond), Acte I: Je crois entendre encore (Nadir)
Georges Bizet 3:21
11 Manon : Adieu notre petite table (Manon)
Jules Massenet 1:57
12 Werther, Troisième Acte: Toute mon âme est là!...Pourquoi me réveiller (Werther)
Jules Massenet 3:02
13 Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Acte 2: "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" (Olympia)
Jacques Offenbach 5:26
14 The Tales of Hoffmann, Act 4: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)
Jacques Offenbach 4:21
15 Lakmé: Sous le dôme épais ("Flower Duet")
Léo Delibes 4:50
16 Samson et Dalila - Acte II : Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix comme s'ouvrent les fleurs (Dalila)
Camille Saint‐Saëns 6:00
17 Pelléas et Mélisande, Act I, Scene One: Interlude
Claude Debussy 2:51
18 L'Enfant et les sortilèges: Ah! Quelle joie de te retrouver, Jardin!
Maurice Ravel 3:17
19 Dialogues des Carmelites, Acte 3, Tableau 4: Salve Regina (Les Carmélites)
Francis Poulenc 7:04
CD 4: Les operas de Mozart
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:57
2 Le nozze di Figaro: Voi, che sapete (Cherubino)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:56
3 Le nozze di Figaro: Dove sono (Countess)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:18
4 Don Giovanni K527, ATTO PRIMO, Scena seconda: Madamina, il catalogo e questo (Leporello)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:48
5 Don Giovanni K527, ATTO PRIMO, Scena terza: La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni/Zerlina)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:18
6 Don Giovanni K527, ATTO PRIMO, Scena terza: Finch'han dal vino (Don Giovanni)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1:15
7 Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act 2: "Don Giovanni, a cenar teco" (Commendatore/Don Giovanni/Leporello/Chorus)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 7:17
8 Così fan tutte, Act 1, Scene 2: No. 10 Terzettino: Soave sia il vento (Dorabella/Don Alfonso/Fiordiligi)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:20
9 Lucio Silla K135: Fra i pensier più funesti
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:37
10 La clemenza di Tito K621, Act I, Scene 9: 9. Aria: Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (Sesto)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:46
11 Zaide K344: Aria: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:48
12 Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384, Act II: Martern aller Arten (Konstanze)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 8:49
13 Die Entführung aus dem Serail K384, ACT 2: Welche Wonne, welche Lust (Blonde)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:32
14 Die Zauberflöte, K.620, Act I: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Papageno)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:49
15 Die Zauberflöte K620: O zitt're nicht (Act 1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:02
16 Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2: "O Isis und Osiris" (Sarastro, Chor)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:53
17 Die Zauberflöte K620, Act II: Der Hölle Rache (Königin)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:50
18 Die Zauberflöte K620, Act II: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist entschwunden (Pamina)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:13
19 Die Zauberflöte K620, Act II: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (Papageno)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:12
20 Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2: "Pa-pa-gena! ... Pa-pa-geno!" (Papageno, Papagena)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:36
CD 5: L'opéra germanique
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orphée et Eurydice, Act 2, Premier tableau - Une horrible caverne, Deuxième tableau - Les Champs-Elysées, Scène 1 (Eurydice et le Choeur): Ballet des ombres heureuses
Christoph Willibald Gluck 5:32
2 Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30, Act 3: "Che farò senza Euridice?" (Orfeo)
Christoph Willibald Gluck 5:28
3 Fidelio Op. 72, ACT 1: Nr. 3 Quartett: Mir ist so wunderbar (Marzelline/Leonore/Rocco/Jaquino)
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:46
4 Der Freischütz · Oper in 3 Akten, 3. Akt: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen (Chor: Jägerchor)
Ludwig van Beethoven 2:42
5 Lebe wohl, mein flandrisch Mädchen (Marquis von Chateauneuf, Marie, Chor, aus "Zar und Zimmermann", 2.Akt)
Albert Lortzing 4:47
6 Martha, Act III: Ach so fromm
Friedrich von Flotow 2:58
7 Lohengrin: Prelude Act I
Richard Wagner 10:18
8 Treulich geführt (Lohengrin: Brautchor, 3.Akt) (1990 Remaster)
Richard Wagner 5:01
9 Die Walküre, WWV 86B, Act 3: Ride of the Valkyries
Richard Wagner 4:46
10 Siegfried, Act 1: Was am besten er kann (Siegfried/Mime)
Richard Wagner 5:51
11 Tristan und Isolde, Act III, Dritte Szene: Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isolde)
Richard Wagner 6:29
12 Der fliegende Holländer: Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff (Senta's Ballad) (Act II)
Richard Wagner 8:34
13 Beglückt darf nun (Pilgrims' Chorus) from Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner 4:24
14 Die Fledermaus - Overture (abbrev.)
Johann Strauss II 8:31
CD 6: L'opéra germanique - Les opéras du monde entier
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Der Rosenkavalier Op.59: Act III - Final Scene : Marie Theres'... Hab' mir's gelobt...
Richard Strauss 13:08
2 Salome: Tanz der Sieben Schleier/Dance of the Seven Veils (Orchester)
Richard Strauss 9:28
3 Wozzeck, Oper in 3 Akten, Dritter Akt: Ringel, Ringel, Rosenkranz, Ringelreih'n! (5. Szene: Kinder/Chor - Mariens Knabe)
Alban Berg 1:48
4 Ruslan and Ludmilla
Михаил Иванович Глинка 5:18
5 Boris Godunov, Scene Two: Zvon! Pogrebál'ny zvon! (Boris/People/Fyodor/Church choir/Boyars)
Модест Петрович Мусоргский 5:05
6 Eugene Onegin: Pooskai pogibnoo ya (Tatiana's letter scene) (Act 1)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 4:16
7 Pikovaya Dama (The Queen of Spades): Uzh polnoch blizitsya (It is close on midnight already) (Act 3)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский 5:15
8 The Rake's Progress: Cabaletta "I go, I go to him"
Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский 2:55
9 Dvorak: Rusalka, Op. 114, Act 1: Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
Antonín Dvořák 5:54
10 Bluebeard's Castle: Third Door (The Treasury)
Béla Bartók 2:29
11 King Roger: Slonce! Slonce! (King Roger)
Karol Szymanowski 4:00
12 La Vida Breve, Act Two, Tableau 1, Scene One: Danza (Orquesta)
Manuel de Falla 3:22
13 Billy Budd: Look! Through the port comes the moon-shine astray! (Billy)
Benjamin Britten 5:47
14 Porgy and Bess (highlights): Summertime (Clara, Chorus)
George Gershwin 3:07

Credits

CD 2: L'opéra italien

choir vocals:
composer:
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 3)
conductor:
librettist:
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 3)
orchestra:
arrangements:
Anvil Chorus (arr. Gray for big band) (track 3)
part of:
recording of:
Il trovatore: Atto II, Scena I. "Vedi! Le fosche notturne" (gypsies, aka Anvil Chorus) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 3)

CD 4: Les operas de Mozart

composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 11)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (tracks 1–2)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 17)
librettist:
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 2)
Johann Andreas Schachtner (Librettist) (track 11)
Emanuel Schikaneder (track 17)
arrangements:
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Overture (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Mozart/Figaro (track 1)
part of:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

CD 6: L'opéra germanique - Les opéras du monde entier

composer:
Béla Bartók (composer) (track 10)
librettist:
Balázs Béla (track 10)
part of:
recording of: