Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Toreador's Song
Bryn Terfel 3:52
2 Musetta's Waltz Song
Анна Юрьевна Нетребко 2:39
3 E Lucevan Le Stelle
Andrea Bocelli 3:13
4 Lascia Ch'Io Pianga
Cecilia Bartoli 4:50
5 Vesti La Giubba
Jonas Kaufmann 3:39
6 Ebben... Ne Andro Lontana
Angela Gheorghiu 3:40
7 Anvil Chorus
Chicago Symphony Chorus 2:47
8 Barcarolle
Huguette Tourangeau 4:12
9 La Donna E Mobile
Carlo Bergonzi 2:23
10 Habanera
Tatiana Troyanos 4:18
11 Humming Chorus
Ambrosian Opera Chorus 3:07
12 Ombra Mai Fu
Andreas Scholl 3:04
13 The Pearl Fishers' Duet
Nicolaï Ghiaurov 6:36
14 Una Voce Poco Fa
Teresa Berganza 5:35
15 Brindisi
Ileana Cotrubaş 2:58
16 Mon Coeur S'Ouvre a Ta Voix
Marilyn Horne 6:30
17 Song to the Moon
Pilar Lorengar 6:14
18 Di Quella Pira
José Carreras 2:00
19 Sempre Libera
Kiri Te Kanawa 4:41
20 Nessun Dorma
Luciano Pavarotti 5 2:59
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Ah, Je Veux Vivre
Renée Fleming 3:43
2 Flower Song
Plácido Domingo 3:56
3 Vissi D'Arte
Kiri Te Kanawa 3:21
4 Largo Al Factotum
Leo Nucci 5:03
5 Si. Mi Chiamano Mimi
Angela Gheorghiu 4:48
6 Questa o Quella
Rolando Villazón 1:53
7 Soldiers' Chorus
Ambrosian Opera Chorus 3:17
8 Una Furtiva Lagrima
Juan Diego Flórez 4:43
9 Les Tringles Des Sistres Tintaient
Magdalena Kožená 4:13
10 Der Vogelfanger Bin Ich Ja
Hermann Prey 2:58
11 Signore, Ascolta
Montserrat Caballé 2:44
12 Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
Chor der Staatsoper Dresden 4:07
13 Flower Duet
Jane Berbié 6:05
14 Celeste Aida
Luciano Pavarotti 3:33
15 Che Faro Senza Euridice
Andreas Scholl 3:41
16 La CI Darem La Mano
Mirella Freni 3:06
17 Doretta's Dream Song
Renata Tebaldi 2:44
18 Au Mont Ida
Joseph Calleja 3:51
19 Queen of the Night's Aria
Patricia Petibon 3:11
20 Isolde's Liebestod
Birgit Nilsson 7:07

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Klaus Hiemann (track 11)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1966-07) (track 17)
baritone vocals:
Bruno Grella (track 15)
bass vocals:
Giovanni Foiani (bass) (track 15)
Alfredo Giacomotti (operatic bass) (track 15)
bass vocals [Zurga]:
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass) (track 13)
bass-baritone vocals:
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone opera singer) (track 1)
choir vocals:
John Alldis Choir (1972-08-10) (track 20)
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper (Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
The Ambrosian Singers (1987-04) (track 11)
chorus master:
Wolfgang Baumgart (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1, 10)
Alfredo Catalani (track 6)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 2, 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 15)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09) (track 12)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (track 13)
Antonín Dvořák (1900-04-21 – 1900-11-27) (track 17)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 20)
conductor:
John Mauceri (track 6)
Roger Norrington (track 12)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (track 10)
Robin Stapleton (conductor) (track 13)
Barry Wordsworth (conductor) (track 1)
Giuseppe Patanè (1966-07) (track 17)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 20)
Carlos Kleiber (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) (1987-04) (track 11)
Gianandrea Noseda (2003-03) (track 2)
countertenor vocals [Serse]:
Andreas Scholl (track 12)
engineer:
Klaus Scheibe (editor/engineer) (track 15)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 20)
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 13)
Eugène Cormon (track 13)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 2)
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 1, 10)
Luigi Illica (tracks 2, 6)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 1, 10)
Renato Simoni (track 20)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Stefania Malagú (mezzo-soprano) (track 15)
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (track 10)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (track 13)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 20)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1987-04) (track 11)
Wiener Philharmoniker (2003-03) (track 2)
producer:
John Mordler (track 17)
Wolfgang Stengel (track 11)
Hans Weber (producer/engineer) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
solo soprano vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 15)
solo tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (track 15)
soprano vocals:
Angela Gheorghiu (track 6)
Pilar Lorengar (1966-07) (track 17)
Anna Netrebko (2003-03) (track 2)
soprano vocals [Violetta]:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
tenor vocals:
Walter Gullino (tenor) (track 15)
Luciano Pavarotti (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 20)
tenor vocals [Alfredo]:
Plácido Domingo (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
tenor vocals [Nadir]:
Luciano Pavarotti (track 13)
vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 15)
Plácido Domingo (track 15)
Alfredo Giacomotti (operatic bass) (track 15)
Pilar Lorengar (track 17)
Andreas Scholl (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1996) (track 6)
publisher:
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 20)
Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1976-05-14 – 1977-06) (track 15)
arrangements:
Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de perles (for violin, viola and piano, Loeb) (track 13)
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 10)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
La Wally: Atto I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana" (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 6)
Largo from "Xerxes" (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger) (track 12)
Rusalka, op. 114: Song to the Moon (catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 10)
is the basis for:
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 10)
Crux fidelis (track 12)
Love theme from "La Boheme" (George Greeley adaptation) (track 2)
Señorita (track 10)
Tornerai (track 11)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 20)
Going to Win (track 20)
Habanera de Carmen (track 10)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 20)
Xerxès HWV 40 : Largo "Bois de lent oubli" (french version) (track 12)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 1)
La Wally: Atto I (track 6)
La traviata: Atto I (track 15)
Turandot: Atto III (track 20)
La bohème: Atto II (number) (track 2)
Carmen: Acte I (track 10)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto III, Scena I. Aria “Nessun dorma” (Calaf) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 20)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II. Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus) (1987-04) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 12)
Hooked on a Song (tracks 1, 10)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1–2, 15)

CD 2

balance engineer:
Philip Siney (2002-09 – 2002-11) (track 8)
baritone vocals [Don Giovanni]:
Ingvar Wixell (track 16)
choir vocals:
Chor der Staatsoper Dresden (1983-12) (track 12)
chorus master:
Norbert Balatsch (baritone, chorus master and conductor) (track 10)
composer:
Léo Delibes (track 13)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 16)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 3, 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 12)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 10)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 8)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1841) (track 12)
conductor:
Sir Colin Davis (track 16)
Sir Georg Solti (conductor) (tracks 3, 10)
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (1967-10) (track 13)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
Silvio Varviso (1983-12) (track 12)
Riccardo Frizza (conductor) (2002-09 – 2002-11) (track 8)
countertenor vocals:
Andreas Scholl (track 15)
engineer:
James Lock (engineer) (track 10)
Michael Mailes (track 13)
Gordon Parry (engineer) (track 10)
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (track 13)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 11)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 16)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 3)
Philippe Gille (track 13)
Edmond Gondinet (track 13)
Luigi Illica (track 3)
Emanuel Schikaneder (track 10)
Renato Simoni (track 11)
Temistocle Solera (track 12)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (track 13)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (track 3)
Silvio Varviso (track 12)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
Dresden State Orchestra (1983-12) (track 12)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi (2002-09 – 2002-11) (track 8)
performer:
Joan Sutherland (track 13)
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (track 13)
producer:
Andrew Cornall (engineer / producer) (track 8)
John Mordler (track 13)
Christopher Raeburn (track 10)
soprano vocals:
Kiri Te Kanawa (track 3)
Montserrat Caballé (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
soprano vocals [Lakmé]:
Joan Sutherland (1967-10) (track 13)
soprano vocals [Zerlina]:
Mirella Freni (track 16)
tenor vocals [Nemorino]:
Juan Diego Flórez (2002-09 – 2002-11) (track 8)
vocals:
Joan Sutherland (track 13)
Jane Berbié (mezzo-soprano) (track 13)
Hermann Prey (track 10)
recorded at:
Opéra de Monte-Carlo (1967-10) (track 13)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
Auditorium di Milano in Milan, Milano, Italy (2002-09 – 2002-11) (track 8)
arrangement of:
Nabucco: Atto III, Scena IV. “Va, pensiero” (Coro) (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (track 12)
arrangements:
L'elisir d'amore: Atto II. Romanza "Una furtiva lagrima" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 8)
Nabucco: Atto III. "Va, pensiero" (Coro) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
is the basis for:
Child of the Night (track 13)
Night Enchanted (track 13)
later translated versions:
人知れぬ涙 (track 8)
part of:
Nabucco: Atto III (track 12)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Atto III (Italian version) (track 15)
Tosca: Atto II (track 3)
Lakmé: Acte I (track 13)
Turandot: Atto I (track 11)
recording of:
Nabucco: Atto III. "Va, pensiero" (Coro) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Turandot: Atto I. “Signore, ascolta!” (Liù) (1972-08-10 – 1972-08-25) (track 11)
Nabucco: Atto III, Scena IV. “Va, pensiero” (Coro) (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) (1983-12) (track 12)