Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ernani: Act III. “O summo Carlo, più del tuo nome”
Giuseppe Verdi 4:16
2 Luisa Miller: Act II, Scene III. “Quando le sere al placido”
Giuseppe Verdi 3:39
3 Luisa Miller: Act III. “La tomba è un letto sparso di fiori”
Giuseppe Verdi 5:21
4 Luisa Miller: Act III. “Andrem, raminghi e poveri”
Giuseppe Verdi 3:31
5 Il trovatore: Act II, Scene I. “Stride la vampa!”
Giuseppe Verdi 2:53
6 La traviata: Act I. “Un dì, felice, eterea”
Giuseppe Verdi 3:17
7 La traviata: Act II, Scene I. “Pura siccome un angelo”
Giuseppe Verdi 1:48
8 La traviata: Act II, Scene I. “Non sapete quale affetto”
Giuseppe Verdi 4:47
9 La traviata: Act II, Scene I. “Ah! Dite alla giovine”
Giuseppe Verdi 5:33
10 La traviata: Act II, Scene I. “Morro! Morro!”
Giuseppe Verdi 3:41
11 La traviata: Act II, Scene I. “Damni tu forza, o cielo!”
Giuseppe Verdi 3:45
12 La rondine: Act I. “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta”
Giacomo Puccini 2:16
13 La bohème: Act I. “Mi chiamano Mimì”
Giacomo Puccini 4:41
14 La bohème: Act I. “O soave fanciulla”
Giacomo Puccini 3:55
15 La bohème: Act III. “Mimì è una civetta”
Giacomo Puccini 5:14
16 La bohème: Act IV. “Vecchia zimarra, senti”
Giacomo Puccini 2:27
17 Madama Butterfly: Act II. “Un bel dì”
Giacomo Puccini 4:22
18 Madama Butterfly: Act II. Humming Chorus
Giacomo Puccini 2:49
19 Turandot: Act I. “Signore, ascolta!”
Giacomo Puccini 2:23
20 Turandot: Act I. “Non piangere, Liù”
Giacomo Puccini 2:13
21 Turandot: Act I. “Ah! Per l’ultima volta”
Giacomo Puccini 2:54

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Peter Jütte (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (tracks 19–21)
baritone vocals:
Sherrill Milnes (baritone) (track 15)
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 7–10)
Cornell MacNeil (American baritone) (1964) (tracks 3–4)
Mario Sereni (baritone) (1967-07) (track 1)
bass vocals:
Ruggero Raimondi (bass-baritone) (track 16)
choir vocals:
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 12–13, 15–21)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 1–11)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 14)
conductor:
Erich Leinsdorf (conductor) (tracks 17–18)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (track 5)
Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli (conductor) (track 12)
Georg Solti (conductor) (track 15)
Fernando Previtali (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 6–11)
Fausto Cleva (conductor) (1964) (tracks 2–4)
Thomas Schippers (conductor and composer) (1967-07) (track 1)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (1973) (tracks 13–14, 16)
Roberto Abbado (conductor) (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (tracks 19–21)
editor:
Monika Graul (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (tracks 19–21)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 12, 19–21)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (tracks 2, 5)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 13, 15–17)
Luigi Illica (tracks 13–17)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 6–11)
Renato Simoni (tracks 19–21)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896) (track 14)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Fiorenza Cossotto (mezzo soprano) (track 5)
orchestra:
RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (tracks 12, 17–18)
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 5)
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 6–11)
Orchestra della RCA Italiana (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (1964) (tracks 2–4)
Orchestra della RCA Italiana (established early 1960s, from the former disbanded RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra) (1967-07) (track 1)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1973) (tracks 13–14, 16)
Münchner Rundfunkorchester (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (tracks 19–21)
producer:
Richard Mohr (producer) (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 6–11)
Richard Mohr (producer) (1964) (tracks 2–4)
Richard Mohr (producer) (1967-07) (track 1)
recording engineer:
Lewis Layton (engineer) (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 6–11)
Anthony Salvatore (engineer) (1964) (tracks 2–4)
Anthony Salvatore (engineer) (1967-07) (track 1)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (soprano) (tracks 13–14)
Anna Moffo (soprano) (track 12)
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 17)
Anna Moffo (soprano) (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 6–11)
Liliana Poli (Italian soprano) (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (track 11)
Anna Moffo (soprano) (1964) (tracks 3–4)
Leontyne Price (soprano) (1967-07) (track 1)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tenor) (tracks 14–15)
Richard Tucker (tenor) (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 6, 11)
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor) (1964) (track 2)
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor) (1967-07) (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1974) (tracks 13–14, 16)
recorded at:
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy (1960-06-16 – 1960-06-25) (tracks 6–11)
RCA Italiana Studios in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy (1964) (tracks 2–4)
RCA Italiana Studios in Rome, Roma, Lazio, Italy (1967-07) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Tornerai (track 18)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera “Madama Butterfly”) (track 17)
part of:
La rondine (track 12)
La rondine: Atto I (track 12)
La traviata: Atto II (tracks 7–11)
Luisa Miller: Atto III (tracks 3–4)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (tracks 17–18)
La bohème: Atto IV (track 16)
Turandot: Atto I (tracks 19–21)
La bohème: Atto I (tracks 13–14)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto I. “Signore, ascolta!” (Liù) (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (track 19)
referred to in medleys: