Annotation

Tracks 1-9 recorded 21-21 Sep 1954, Watford Town Hall
Tracks 10-13 recorded 10-12 Jun 1955, La Scala, Milano

Annotation last modified on 2016-12-02 02:00 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Adriana Lecouvreur: Atto I. "Ecco, respiro appena / lo son l'umile ancella"
Francesco Cilea 3:47
2 Adriana Lecouvreur: Atto IV. "Poveri fiori"
Francesco Cilea 3:13
3 Andrea Chénier: Atto III. "La mamma morta"
Umberto Giordano 4:52
4 La Wally: Atto I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana"
Alfredo Catalani 4:50
5 Mefistofele: Atto III. "L'altra notte in fondo al mare"
Arrigo Boito 7:28
6 Il barbiere di Siviglia: Atto I. "Una voce poco fà"
Gioachino Rossini 6:52
7 Dinorah: Atto II. "Ombra leggiera"
Giacomo Meyerbeer 5:42
8 Lakmé: Atto II. "Dov' è l'Indiana bruna?"
Léo Delibes 8:04
9 I vespri siciliani: Atto V. "Mercè, dilette amiche"
Giuseppe Verdi 4:01
10 Medea: Atto I. "Dei tuoi figli"
Luigi Cherubini 4:48
11 La vestale: Atto II. "Tu che invoco"
Gaspare Spontini 10:51
12 La vestale: Atto II. "O Nume tutelar"
Gaspare Spontini 2:30
13 La vestale: Atto III. "Caro ogetto"
Gaspare Spontini 3:40

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Arrigo Boito (track 5)
Alfredo Catalani (track 4)
Luigi Cherubini (track 10)
Francesco Cilea (tracks 1–2)
Léo Delibes (track 8)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (track 3)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (track 7)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 6)
Gaspare Spontini (tracks 11–13)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 9)
conductor:
Tullio Serafin (tracks 1–13)
engineer:
Robert Beckett (tracks 1–13)
librettist:
Arrigo Boito (track 5)
Jules Barbier (track 7)
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 7)
Arturo Colautti (tracks 1–2)
Charles Duveyrier (track 9)
Edmond Gondinet (track 8)
Luigi Illica (tracks 3–4)
Étienne de Jouy (tracks 11–13)
Giovanni Schmidt (tracks 11–13)
Eugène Scribe (track 9)
Cesare Sterbini (track 6)
Angelo Zanardini (track 8)
Carlo Zangarini (track 10)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 2–9)
producer:
Walter Jellinek (British classical producer) (tracks 10–13)
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 1–9)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (tracks 1–13)
translator:
Carlo Zangarini (track 10)
arrangements:
La Wally: Atto I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana" (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 4)
is the basis for:
part of:
Dinorah: Acte II (track 7)
La Wally: Atto I (track 4)
Medea: Atto I. (tracks 10, 10)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
translated version of:

Release

liner notes: Alan Blyth (UK classical singing critic and book editor, 1929-2007)
photography: Christian Steiner (photographer)
sound engineer: Robert Beckett
ASIN: DE: B000002RNU [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1684999 [info]