Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Giacomo Puccini 2:30
2 Chi il bel sogno di doretta (La rondine)
Giacomo Puccini 3:23
3 Mi chiamano Mimì (La bohème)
Giacomo Puccini 4:50
4 Musetta’s Waltz (La bohème)
Giacomo Puccini 2:36
5 Donde lieta usci (La bohème)
Giacomo Puccini 3:18
6 Spira sul mare (Madama Butterfly)
Giacomo Puccini 3:32
7 Un bel dì vedremo (Madama Butterfly)
Giacomo Puccini 4:34
8 Flower Duet (Madama Butterfly)
Giacomo Puccini 5:13
9 Con onor muore chi non può serbar vita con onore… Tu, tu (Madama Butterfly)
Giacomo Puccini 5:23
10 Vissi d’arte (Tosca)
Giacomo Puccini 3:13
11 In quelle trine morbide (Manon Lescaut)
Giacomo Puccini 2:46
12 Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon Lescaut)
Giacomo Puccini 4:15
13 Se come voi (Le villi)
Giacomo Puccini 5:25
14 Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto (Suor Angelica)
Giacomo Puccini 4:16
15 Tu, che di gel sei cinta (Turandot)
Giacomo Puccini 2:28
16 In questa reggia (Turandot)
Giacomo Puccini 6:24

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Ingvar Wixell (track 6)
choir vocals:
composer:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1–16)
conductor:
Gianandrea Gavazzeni (tracks 12, 14)
Lorin Maazel (tracks 6, 8–9, 16)
Giuseppe Patanè (tracks 3, 5, 10, 15)
Sir John Pritchard (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 2, 16)
Ferdinando Fontana (track 13)
Giovacchino Forzano (tracks 1, 14)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 3–10)
Luigi Illica (tracks 3–10)
Renato Simoni (track 16)
lyricist:
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 15)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Gillian Knight (track 8)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
London Symphony Orchestra (tracks 12, 14)
Munich Radio Orchestra (tracks 3, 5, 10, 15)
Viena State Opera Orchestra (Vienna State Opera Orchestra) (track 16)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 6, 8–9)
producer:
Roy Emerson (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
Paul Myers (classical record producer) (tracks 1, 4)
soprano vocals:
Éva Marton (tracks 3, 5, 10, 15–16)
Renata Scotto (tracks 6, 8–9, 12, 14)
Kiri Te Kanawa (tracks 1–2, 4, 7, 11, 13)
tenor vocals:
José Carreras (track 16)
Plácido Domingo (track 9)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 1, 14)
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 4)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 7)
私のお父さん (track 1)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 1)
La rondine (track 2)
La rondine: Atto I (track 2)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (tracks 7–8)
Suor Angelica (track 14)
Tosca: Atto II (track 10)
Turandot: Atto III (track 15)
Turandot: Atto II (track 16)
La bohème: Atto II (number) (track 4)
La bohème: Atto I (track 3)
recording of:
Madama Butterfly: Act I. "Spira sul mare" (Butterfly's Entrance) (track 6)
Madama Butterfly: Atto III. “Con onor muore” (Butterfly, Pinkerton) (track 9)
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 16)
referred to in medleys: