Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
2:29
2 Gianni Schicchi: "Firenze é come un albero fiorito"
2:15
3 La rondine: "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta"
3:21
4 La bohéme: "Si, mi chiamano Mimì"
4:48
5 La bohéme: "Quando m'en vo'soletta"
2:34
6 Madama Butterfly: "Un bel dì, vedremo"
4:32
7 Madama Butterfly: "Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio" (The Flower Duet)
5:02
8 Madama Butterfly: The Humming Chorus
3:13
9 Madama Butterfly: "Tu? tu? Piccolo iddio"
2:25
10 Tosca: "Dammi i colori"
4:14
11 Tosca: "Vissi d'arte"
3:31
12 Tosca: "E lucevan le stelle"
3:27
13 Turandot: "Signore, ascolta!"
2:32
14 Turandot: "In questa reggia"
6:29
15 Turandot: "Nessun dorma"
3:17
16 La fanciulla del West: "Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontana"
2:08
17 Suor Angelica: "Senza mamma, o bimbo"
4:14
18 Le villi: "Se come voi piccini io fossi"
5:22
19 Manon Lescaut: "In quelle trini morbide"
2:28
20 Manon Lescaut: "Sola, perduta, abbandonata"
4:11

Credits

CD 1

choir vocals:
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–8, 11, 13–14, 17–20)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (tracks 10, 12)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1910) (track 16)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 15)
conductor:
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (tracks 17, 20)
Lorin Maazel (tracks 7–8, 14)
Giuseppe Patanè (tracks 4, 9)
Sir John Pritchard (tracks 1, 3, 5–6, 11, 18)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 3, 13–15)
Ferdinando Fontana (track 18)
Giovacchino Forzano (tracks 1–2, 17)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 4–7, 11)
Luigi Illica (tracks 4–7, 11)
Renato Simoni (tracks 13–15)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (tracks 10, 12)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (tracks 10, 12)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Gillian Knight (track 7)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1, 3, 5–6, 11, 18)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 17, 20)
Viena State Opera Orchestra (Vienna State Opera Orchestra) (track 14)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 7–8)
performer:
Éva Marton (track 9)
producer:
Roy Emerson (tracks 1, 3, 5–6, 11, 18)
Paul Myers (classical record producer) (tracks 1, 5, 11)
soprano vocals:
Éva Marton (tracks 4, 9, 14)
Renata Scotto (tracks 7, 17, 20)
Kiri Te Kanawa (tracks 1, 3, 5–6, 11, 18)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (track 14)
vocals:
Éva Marton (track 9)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 1, 15, 17)
arrangements:
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Love theme from "La Boheme" (George Greeley adaptation) (track 5)
Tornerai (track 8)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 15)
Going to Win (track 15)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 15)
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 6)
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (track 12)
私のお父さん (track 1)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (tracks 1–2)
La rondine (track 3)
La rondine: Atto I (track 3)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (tracks 6–8)
Suor Angelica (track 17)
Tosca: Atto I (track 10)
Tosca: Atto II (track 11)
Tosca: Atto III (track 12)
Turandot: Atto III (track 15)
Turandot: Atto I (track 13)
Turandot: Atto II (track 14)
La bohème: Atto II (number) (track 5)
La bohème: Atto I (track 4)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 5, 12)