Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Alceste: Act I. "Divinités du Styx"
Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:26
2 Carmen: Act II. "Les tringles des sistres tintaient (Chanson bohème)"
Georges Bizet 4:24
3 Ernani: Act I. "Surta è la Notte Ernani! Ernani, involami"
Giuseppe Verdi 6:16
4 Manon Lescaut: Act II. "In quelle trine morbide"
Giacomo Puccini 2:54
5 Aida: Act I. "Ritorna Vincitor"
Giuseppe Verdi 7:05
6 Orphée et Eurydice: Act IV. "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice"
Christoph Willibald Gluck 4:25
7 I vespiri siciliani: Act V. "Bolero: Mercè, Dilette Amiche"
Giuseppe Verdi 4:01
8 Louise: Act III. "Depuis le jour"
Gustave Charpentier 4:48
9 La Bohème: Act III. "Donde lieta uscì"
Giacomo Puccini 3:22
10 Mignon: Act II. "Ah, pour ce soir … je suis Titania (Polonaise)"
Ambroise Thomas 5:12
11 La traviata: Act III. "Teneste la Promessa … Addio, del Passato"
Giuseppe Verdi 5:19
12 Don Carlo: Act III. "O don fatale"
Giuseppe Verdi 4:46
13 Samson et Dalila: Act I. "Printemps qui commence"
Camille Saint‐Saëns 5:17
14 La sonnambula: Act I. "Compagne, teneri amici … Come per me sereno"
Vincenzo Bellini 5:49
15 Adriana Lecouvreur: Act I. "Ecco: respiro appena … Io son l'umile ancella"
Francesco Cilea 3:47
16 Lucia di Lammermoor: Act III. "Spargi d'amaro pianto"
Gaetano Donizetti 4:07

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Francis Dillnutt (engineer) (track 6)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 2)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 5, 11–12)
conductor:
Franco Ghione (track 11)
Georges Prêtre (track 13)
Nicola Rescigno (track 12)
Georges Prêtre (1961) (track 6)
Georges Prêtre (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 2)
Nicola Rescigno (1972) (track 5)
engineer:
Paul Vavasseur (engineer) (track 2)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (track 2)
Henri Meilhac (track 2)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 2)
orchestra:
Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 2)
producer:
Michel Glotz (track 2)
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (track 6)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (tracks 1, 3–4, 7–16)
Maria Callas (1961) (track 6)
Maria Callas (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 2)
Nadine Sautereau (1964-07-06 – 1964-07-20) (track 2)
Maria Callas (1972) (track 5)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 6)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1964) (track 2)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1972) (track 5)
recorded at:
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1961-03-28 – 1961-03-31) (track 6)
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1961-03-28 – 1961-04-05) (tracks 6, 13)
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1961-04-04 – 1961-04-05) (track 6)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Ardievu maigie sapņi (from opera "Traviata") (track 11)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 2)
Don Carlo: Atto III (track 12)
Orphée et Eurydice, Wq. 41 (French version, 1774) (track 6)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 5)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

Release Group

included in: La Divina Complete by Maria Callas