Tracklist

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CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile Gioachino Rossini 6:57
2 I vespri siciliani: Mercè, dilette amiche (Bolero) Giuseppe Verdi 4:07
3 Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro Giacomo Puccini 2:39
4 La Boheme: Sì, mi chiamano Mimì Giacomo Puccini 4:53
5 Rigoletto: Caro nome Giuseppe Verdi 7:35
6 La traviata: Ah, fors'è lui / Sempre libera Giuseppe Verdi 3:22
7 Lakme: Où va la jeune indoue? (Bell Song) Léo Delibes 8:11
8 Faust: Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song) Charles‐François Gounod 5:34
9 Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse Camille Saint‐Saëns 4:15
10 Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habanera" Georges Bizet 4:23
11 Mignon: Je suis Titania la blonde Ambroise Thomas 5:14
12 Alceste: Divinites du Styx Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:28
13 Norma: Casta diva Vincenzo Bellini 5:37
14 Macbeth: La luce langue Giuseppe Verdi 4:12
15 Turandot: In questa reggia Giacomo Puccini 6:28
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore 3:22
2 Madama Butterfly: Un bel di vedremo 4:46
3 Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto 5:40
4 La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andro lontana 4:56
5 Andrea Chenier: La mamma morta 4:57
6 Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee...Tu vedrai che amor 4:08
7 Il pirata: Col sorriso d'innocenza 3:47
8 Ernani: Surta e la notte 6:16
9 Aida: Ritorna vincitor! 7:12
10 Carmen: Carreau, pique...la mort! 3:42
11 Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradi quell' alma ingrata 6:38
12 Don Carlos: Tu, che la vanita conoscesti del mondo 10:41
13 La Gioconda: Suicidio! 4:21
14 Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata 5:05

Credits

CD 1

additional librettist:
Andrea Maffei (19th century poet, translator and librettist) (track 14)
balance engineer:
Robert Beckett (classical recording engineer, EMI mainly) (track 5)
Robert Gooch (British classical sound engineer, active from late 1950's) (track 13)
baritone vocals [Marullo]:
William Dickie (british bass-baritone) (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
bass vocals [Ceprano]:
Carlo Forti (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
choir vocals:
Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano (1960-09-05 – 1960-09-12) (track 13)
Chœur René Duclos (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 10)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 10)
Léo Delibes (composer) (track 7)
Christoph Willibald Gluck (composer) (track 12)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 8)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 3–4, 15)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 1)
Camille Saint‐Saëns (composer) (track 9)
Ambroise Thomas (opera composer) (track 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 2, 5–6, 14)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 13)
conductor:
Franco Ghione (conductor, violinist and composer) (track 6)
Georges Prêtre (conductor) (tracks 8–9, 11–12)
Nicola Rescigno (conductor) (track 14)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (tracks 1–4, 15)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (1960-09-05 – 1960-09-12) (track 13)
Georges Prêtre (conductor) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 10)
editor:
Jennifer Howells (tracks 10, 13)
engineer:
Paul Vavasseur (engineer) (track 10)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 15)
Charles Duveyrier (track 2)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 4)
Philippe Gille (track 7)
Edmond Gondinet (track 7)
Ludovic Halévy (track 10)
Luigi Illica (track 4)
Henri Meilhac (track 10)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 5–6, 14)
Eugène Scribe (track 2)
Renato Simoni (track 15)
Cesare Sterbini (track 1)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 13)
orchestra:
Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française (RTF /ORTF / Radio France) (tracks 9, 11–12)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 1–4, 14–15)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano (1960-09-05 – 1960-09-12) (track 13)
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 10)
producer:
Michel Glotz (track 10)
Walter Jellinek (British classical producer) (track 13)
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (tracks 5, 13)
soprano vocals [Carmen]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 10)
soprano vocals [Gilda]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
soprano vocals [Lakmé]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (track 7)
soprano vocals [Norma]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1960-09-05 – 1960-09-12) (track 13)
soprano vocals [Sopran]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (tracks 1–4, 6, 8–9, 11–12, 14–15)
tenor vocals [Borsa]:
Renato Ercolani (tenor) (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
translator:
Arnaldo Fusinato (track 2)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1956) (track 5)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 13)
publisher:
recorded at:
Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy (1955-09-03 – 1955-09-16) (track 5)
Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy (1960-09-05 – 1960-09-12) (track 13)
arrangements:
A me, fanciulla (track 6)
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 10)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (catch-all for arrangements) (track 3)
Rigoletto: Caro nome che il mio cor (per quartetto d'archi) (track 5)
“Casta diva” from "La Norma" (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 13)
“Casta diva” from Norma (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 13)
“O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 3)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 10)
is the basis for:
Carmen : “L'amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 10)
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 10)
La traviata: “Ah, fors'e lui” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 6)
Señorita (track 10)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 10)
Kur bijāt, dienas saulainās (from opera "Traviata") (track 6)
私のお父さん (track 3)
later versions:
live recording of:
part of:
Alceste, Wq. 37 (Italian version) (track 12)
Gianni Schicchi (track 3)
I vespri siciliani: Atto V (number) (track 2)
Mignon: Acte II (track 11)
Macbeth: Atto II (number) (track 14)
Faust: Acte III (track 8)
Turandot: Atto II (track 15)
Norma: Atto I (number) (track 13)
Carmen: Acte I (track 10)
La bohème: Atto I (track 4)
Lakmé: Acte II (track 7)
Rigoletto: Atto I (number) (track 5)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 10)
Opera Mortis (track 3)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 13)

CD 2

balance engineer:
Robert Beckett (classical recording engineer, EMI mainly) (1956-08-03 – 1956-08-09) (track 6)
composer:
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (track 7)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 10)
Alfredo Catalani (composer) (track 4)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (track 5)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 11, 11)
Amilcare Ponchielli (composer) (track 13)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–3, 14)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 6, 8, 8–9, 12)
conductor:
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (track 2)
Georges Prêtre (conductor) (track 10)
Nicola Rescigno (conductor) (tracks 7–8, 11–12)
Victor de Sabata (conductor and composer) (track 1)
Tullio Serafin (conductor) (tracks 3–5, 14)
Antonino Votto (conductor) (track 13)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor) (1956-08-03 – 1956-08-09) (track 6)
Nicola Rescigno (conductor) (1972) (track 9)
editor:
Jennifer Howells (track 6)
librettist:
Arrigo Boito (librettist, composer) (track 13)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 6)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 11, 11)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 1–2, 14)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 14)
Camille du Locle (track 12)
Joseph Méry (track 12)
Domenico Oliva (track 14)
Marco Praga (track 14)
Giulio Ricordi (track 14)
Felice Romani (track 7)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 3–5, 7–8, 12)
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano (1956-08-03 – 1956-08-09) (track 6)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (track 6)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1972) (track 9)
soprano vocals [Leonora]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (1956-08-03 – 1956-08-09) (track 6)
soprano vocals [Sopran]:
Maria Callas (soprano) (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 10–14)
vocals:
Maria Callas (soprano) (track 9)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1972) (track 9)
publisher:
recorded at:
Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy (1956-08-03 – 1956-08-09) (track 6)
arrangements:
Don Giovanni: XVIII. "Mi tradí quell'alma ingrata" (for wind ensemble, arr. Triebensee) (track 11)
La Wally: Atto I. “Ebben? Ne andrò lontana” (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 4)
Tosca: Atto II, Scena V. “Vissi d’arte” (Tosca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (for piano, Mikhashoff) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Ein schöner Tag (track 2)
Madama Butterfly: “Un bel di, vedremo” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 2)
Tosca: “Vissi d'arte vissi d'amore” (Paul de Senneville arrangement) (track 1)
“Vissi d’arte” from Tosca (for piano) (track 1)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera “Madama Butterfly”) (track 2)
later versions:
La Wally (track 4)
part of:
La Wally: Atto I (track 4)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (number) (track 2)
Suor Angelica (track 3)
Carmen : Acte III (track 10)
Aida: Atto I (number) (track 9)
Tosca: Atto II (track 1)
Il pirata: Atto II (number) (track 7)
recording of:
referred to in medleys: