Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le nozze di Figaro, K 492. Act II. Voi, che sapete
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:50
2 Le nozze di Figaro, K 492. Act II. Porgi amor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:16
3 Don Giovanni, K 527: Act II. Deh, vieni alla finestra (Serenade)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:03
4 Don Giovanni, K 527: Act I. Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:52
5 Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Act II. Der Hölle Rache
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:56
6 Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Act II. O Isis und Osiris
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:12
7 Così Fan Tutte, K 588: Act. Temerari... Come scoglio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:52
8 Il Barbiere Di Siviglia: Act I. La calunnia è un venticello
Gioachino Rossini 4:54
9 Don Carlo: Act II. Nei giardin del bello (Veil Song)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:56
10 Norma: Act I. Casta Diva
Vincenzo Bellini 5:33
11 Aida: Act I. Sequel quel guerrier... Celeste Aida
Giuseppe Verdi 4:41
12 La Traviata: Act III. Teneste la promessa... Addio del passato
Giuseppe Verdi 5:44
13 Otello: Act IV. Niun mi tema
Giuseppe Verdi 6:01
14 Madama Butterfly: Act II. Un bel di, vedremo
Giacomo Puccini 4:39
15 Tosca: Act III. E lucevan le stelle
Giacomo Puccini 2:53
16 La Bohème: Act I. Si, mi chiamano mimi
Giacomo Puccini 4:54
17 Manon Lescaut: Act II. In quelle trine morbide
Giacomo Puccini 2:16
18 Turandot: Act I. Ascolta! Signore
Giacomo Puccini 2:37
19 Pagliacci: Act I. Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:45
20 Fedora: Act II. Amor ti vieta di non amar
Umberto Giordano 1:46
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Faust: Le veau d'or est toujours debout
Charles‐François Gounod 2:04
2 Lakmé: Où va la jeune hindoue?
Léo Delibes 6:30
3 Roméo et Juliette: L'amour, l'amour... Ah! Lève-toi, soleil
Charles‐François Gounod 4:20
4 Manon: Allons! Il le faut... Adius notre petite table
Jules Massenet 3:51
5 Werther: Toute mon âme est là... Pourpoi me réveiller
Jules Massenet 2:37
6 La jolie fille de Perth: Quand la flamme de l'amour
Georges Bizet 4:58
7 Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
Georges Bizet 4:36
8 Les pêcheurs de perles: À cette voiz... Je crois entendre encore
Georges Bizet 4:33
9 La damnation de Faust: Une puce gentille
Hector Berlioz 1:26
10 Les Troyens: Je vais mourir... Adius, fière cité
Hector Berlioz 6:01
11 Samson et Dalila: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voiz
Camille Saint‐Saëns 5:17
12 Tannhäuser: Wie Todesahnung... O du mein holder Abendstern
Richard Wagner 4:16
13 Der fliegende Holländer: Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an?
Richard Wagner 8:13
14 Lohengrin: In fernem land
Richard Wagner 4:44
15 Siegfried: Heil dir, Sonne!
Richard Wagner 5:17
16 Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise
Richard Wagner 7:19
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice?
Christoph Willibald Gluck 5:27
2 Die Zauberflöte: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:36
3 Don Giovanni: Finch'han dal vino
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1:27
4 Le nozze di Figaro: E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:28
5 Fidelio: Abscheulicher!
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:19
6 Guillaume Tell: Ne m'abandonne pas, espoir de la vengeance... Asile héréditaire
Gioachino Rossini 7:00
7 Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum
Gioachino Rossini 4:44
8 Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amò!
Giuseppe Verdi 7:33
9 Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
Giuseppe Verdi 2:15
10 Il Trovatore: Di quella pira
Giuseppe Verdi 2:03
11 Otello: Esultate!
Giuseppe Verdi 2:25
12 Otello: Dio! mi potevi scagliar
Giuseppe Verdi 4:41
13 Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore
Giacomo Puccini 3:02
14 Turandot: In questa reggia
Giacomo Puccini 5:58
15 Turandot: Tanto amore
Giacomo Puccini 2:23
16 Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Giacomo Puccini 2:41
17 L'amico Fritz: Ed anche Beppe amo
Pietro Mascagni 3:18
18 Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori
Francesco Cilea 3:12
19 Andrea Chénier: Come un bel di cli maggio
Umberto Giordano 3:03
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Faust: Les grands seigneurs ... Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle
Charles‐François Gounod 5:51
2 Le jongleur de Notre-Dame: Marie, avec l'enfant Jésus
Jules Massenet 5:31
3 Mireille: Heureux petit berger
Jules Massenet 2:06
4 Mignon: Connais-tu le pays
Ambroise Thomas 5:40
5 Mireille: Elle ne croyait pas dans sa candeur
Ambroise Thomas 3:33
6 Carmen: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre ... Toreador
Georges Bizet 4:57
7 Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille
Jacques Offenbach 5:48
8 La damnation de Faust: Maintenant, chantons ... Devant la maison de celui qui t'adore
Hector Berlioz 2:17
9 Louise: Depuis le jour
Gustave Charpentier 5:35
10 Der Rosenkavalier: Da geht er hin
Richard Strauss 5:23
11 Lohengrin: Einsam in truben Tagen
Richard Wagner 6:03
12 Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
Richard Wagner 4:45
13 Die Walküre: Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind
Richard Wagner 15:42
14 Die Walküre: Hojotoho! Hojotoho!
Richard Wagner 5:56
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le nozze di Figaro: Non piu andrai
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:41
2 Don Giovanni: La ci darem la mano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:16
3 Die Zauberflöte: Pa-pa-pa
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:23
4 Così fan tutte: Soave sia il vento
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:04
5 Norma: Mira, o Norma
Vincenzo Bellini 7:29
6 Lucia di Lammermoor: Il dolce suono
Gaetano Donizetti 16:44
7 Don Pasquale: Com'è gentil
Gaetano Donizetti 3:51
8 Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa
Gioachino Rossini 6:19
9 La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici
Giuseppe Verdi 2:52
10 Rigoletto: Gualtier Maldè!... Caro nome
Giuseppe Verdi 6:43
11 Aida: Ritorna vincitor
Giuseppe Verdi 6:25
12 Otello: Ave Maria
Giuseppe Verdi 5:13
13 Turandot: Nessun dorma
Giacomo Puccini 2:51
14 La bohème: Che gelida manina
Giacomo Puccini 4:28
15 La Wally: Ebben? Ne andro lontana
Alfredo Catalani 4:20
CD 6
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le postillon de Lonjumeau: Mes amis, ecoutez l'histoire
Adolphe Adam 3:47
2 La muette de Portici: Mieux vaut mourir... Amour sacre de la patrie
Daniel-François-Esprit Auber 5:47
3 Roméo et Juliette: Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce reve
Charles‐François Gounod 3:51
4 Le roi d'Ys: Puisqu'on ne peut flechir... Vainement, ma bien-aimee'
Édouard Lalo 3:29
5 Manon: Suis-je gentille ainsi? ... Je marche sur tous les chemins
Jules Massenet 3:04
6 Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour
Jacques Offenbach 4:20
7 Carmen: La fleur qu tu m'avais jetee
Georges Bizet 4:27
8 Les pêcheurs de perles: C'est toi!... Au fond du temple saint
Georges Bizet 7:29
9 Werther: Werther, Werther, qui m'aurait dit... Ces lettres!
Jules Massenet 7:29
10 Lakmé: Viens, Mallika
Léo Delibes 5:53
11 Thaïs: Ah! Je suis seule enfin... Dis-moi que je suis belle
Jules Massenet 6:42
12 Faust: Alerte, alerte!... Anges purs, anges radieux
Charles‐François Gounod 2:32
13 Boris Godunov: Boris's Farewell
Модест Петрович Мусоргский 6:00
14 Oberon: Schreckensschwur!
Carl Maria von Weber 2:12
15 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Die "selige Morgentraum-Deutweise"... Selig, wie die Sonne
Richard Wagner 5:33
16 Siegried: Was am besten er kann... Nothung! Nothung!
Richard Wagner 5:53

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Wolfgang Gülich (engineer) (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (tracks 5–6)
Neville Boyling (engineer) (1976-08) (tracks 1–2)
baritone vocals [Don Giovanni]:
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) (track 3)
bass vocals [Basilio]:
Ruggero Raimondi (bass-baritone) (1974-08 – 1975-05) (track 8)
bass vocals [Lodovico]:
José van Dam (track 13)
bass vocals [Montano]:
Mario Machi (track 13)
bass vocals [Sarastro]:
Kurt Moll (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 6)
choir vocals:
choir vocals [Priests]:
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper (Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera) (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 6)
chorus master:
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (track 9)
composer:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 2–4, 7, 7)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 14, 14, 16–18)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 8)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 9, 12–13)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 10)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1786) (track 1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (tracks 5–6)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 11)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 19)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896 – 1899) (track 15)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1898) (track 20)
conductor:
Bruno Bartoletti (track 17)
Karl Böhm (Austrian conductor) (track 7)
Aldo Ceccato (track 12)
Myung-Whun Chung (pianist and conductor) (track 18)
Sir Mark Elder (conductor) (track 20)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 9)
Bernard Haitink (tracks 3–4)
Herbert von Karajan (track 13)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (track 15)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (track 11)
Riccardo Muti (track 19)
Thomas Schippers (track 16)
Tullio Serafin (1961) (track 10)
Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli (1965) (track 14)
Sir John Barbirolli (1966-08-16 – 1966-08-27) (track 14)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (tracks 5–6)
James Levine (US conductor and pianist) (1974-08 – 1975-05) (track 8)
Daniel Barenboim (1976-08) (tracks 1–2)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 18)
Arrigo Boito (track 13)
Arturo Colautti (track 20)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 1–2, 7, 7)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 14, 14, 16)
Luigi Illica (tracks 14, 14, 16)
Camille du Locle (track 9)
Joseph Méry (track 9)
Emanuel Schikaneder (tracks 5–6)
Renato Simoni (track 18)
Cesare Sterbini (track 8)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 10)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1787) (tracks 3–4)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 11)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 19)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896 – 1899) (track 15)
Luigi Illica (1896 – 1899) (track 15)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Cherubino]:
Teresa Berganza (1976-08) (track 1)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Eboli]:
Shirley Verrett (track 9)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 7, 15, 17, 19)
Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (1966-08-16 – 1966-08-27) (track 14)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (tracks 5–6)
London Symphony Orchestra (1974-08 – 1975-05) (track 8)
English Chamber Orchestra (1976-08) (tracks 1–2)
producer:
Suvi Raj Grubb (tracks 1–2)
Helmut Storjohann (German producer) (tracks 5–6)
Christopher Bishop (conductor/producer) (1974-08 – 1975-05) (track 8)
recording engineer:
Robert Gooch (British classical sound engineer, active from late 1950's) (1974-08 – 1975-05) (track 8)
soprano vocals:
Renata Scotto (1965) (track 14)
soprano vocals [Butterfly]:
Renata Scotto (1966-08-16 – 1966-08-27) (track 14)
soprano vocals [Contessa]:
Heather Harper (1976-08) (track 2)
soprano vocals [Fiordiligi]:
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (track 7)
soprano vocals [Liù]:
Kiri Te Kanawa (track 18)
soprano vocals [Manon]:
Montserrat Caballé (track 17)
soprano vocals [Mimi]:
Mirella Freni (track 16)
soprano vocals [Norma]:
Maria Callas (1961) (track 10)
soprano vocals [Queen of the Night]:
Edda Moser (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 5)
soprano vocals [Tebaldo]:
Delia Wallis (track 9)
soprano vocals [Violetta]:
Beverly Sills (track 12)
soprano vocals [Zerlina]:
Elizabeth Gale (track 4)
tenor vocals [Canio]:
José Carreras (track 19)
tenor vocals [Cassio]:
Aldo Bottion (tenor) (track 13)
tenor vocals [Cavaradossi]:
Plácido Domingo (track 15)
tenor vocals [Loris]:
Roberto Alagna (tenor) (track 20)
tenor vocals [Otello]:
Jon Vickers (tenor) (track 13)
tenor vocals [Radamès]:
Franco Corelli (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (track 10)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1964) (track 16)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1975) (track 8)
recorded at:
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Rome, Roma, Italy (1966-08-16 – 1966-08-27) (track 14)
Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (tracks 5–6)
All Saints' Church (Tooting, London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1974-08 – 1975-05) (track 8)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1976-08) (tracks 1–2)
arrangements:
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 19)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 19)
is the basis for:
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 19)
later translated versions:
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (tracks 14, 14)
Tosca: Aufzug III. "Und es blitzen die Sterne" ("E lucevan le stelle") (track 15)
part of:
Don Carlo: Atto I (track 9)
Fedora: Atto II (track 20)
Madama Butterfly: Atto II (tracks 14, 14)
Norma: Atto I (track 10)
Otello: Atto IV (track 13)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 19)
Tosca: Atto III (track 15)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 11)
Turandot: Atto I (track 18)
La bohème: Atto I (track 16)
recording of:
Madama Butterfly: Atto II. “Un bel dì, vedremo” (Butterfly) (1966-08-16 – 1966-08-27) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 10, 15, 19)

CD 2

baritone vocals [Méphistophélès]:
Gabriel Bacquier (track 9)
baritone vocals [Wolfram]:
bass vocals [Méphistophélès]:
Boris Christoff (Bulgarian bass) (1958-09-23 – 1958-10-09) (track 1)
bass-baritone vocals [Ralph]:
José van Dam (track 6)
choir vocals:
Choeurs de l'Opéra Royal de la Monnaie (1958-09-23 – 1958-10-09) (track 1)
Chorus of the Paris Opera (1958-09-23 – 1958-10-09) (track 1)
composer:
Hector Berlioz (track 9)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 6–7)
Léo Delibes (track 2)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 1)
Jules Massenet (tracks 4, 4–5)
Richard Wagner (track 12)
Richard Wagner (1840 – 1841) (track 13)
Richard Wagner (1843 – 1845-04-13) (track 12)
Richard Wagner (1846 – 1848) (track 14)
Hector Berlioz (1856 – 1858) (tracks 10, 10)
Richard Wagner (1857-10 – 1859-08) (track 16)
Hector Berlioz (1858) (track 10)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (tracks 8, 8)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1867) (track 3)
Richard Wagner (1869-03-01 – 1871-02-05) (track 15)
conductor:
Sir Thomas Beecham (track 7)
Bernard Haitink (track 15)
Rudolf Kempe (track 14)
Otto Klemperer (German-born conductor and composer, 1885-1973) (track 13)
Franz Konwitschny (track 12)
Alain Lombard (track 2)
Michel Plasson (tracks 3–4)
Georges Prêtre (tracks 5–6, 8–11)
André Cluytens (1958-09-23 – 1958-10-09) (track 1)
Herbert von Karajan (1971 – 1972) (track 16)
librettist:
Jules Adenis (track 6)
Jules Barbier (track 3)
Édouard Blau (Librettist) (track 5)
Michel Carré (librettist) (tracks 3, 8, 8)
Eugène Cormon (tracks 8, 8)
Philippe Gille (tracks 2, 4, 4)
Edmond Gondinet (track 2)
Ludovic Halévy (track 7)
Georges Hartmann (librettist) (track 5)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 4, 4, 7)
Paul Milliet (Librettist) (track 5)
Richard Wagner (tracks 12–15)
Richard Wagner (1842-06 – 1843-04) (track 12)
Richard Wagner (1857-08-20 – 1857-09-18) (track 16)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Dalila]:
Rita Gorr (mezzo-soprano) (track 11)
orchestra:
Orchestre de Paris (tracks 5, 9)
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 13)
Orchestra of the Paris Opera (1958-09-23 – 1958-10-09) (track 1)
Berliner Philharmoniker (1971 – 1972) (track 16)
solo mezzo-soprano vocals:
Rita Gorr (mezzo-soprano) (track 11)
solo tenor vocals:
Jon Vickers (tenor) (track 11)
soprano vocals [Brünnhilde]:
Éva Marton (track 15)
soprano vocals [Carmen]:
soprano vocals [Didon]:
Régine Crespin (track 10)
soprano vocals [Isolde]:
Helga Dernesch (1971 – 1972) (track 16)
soprano vocals [Manon]:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 4)
soprano vocals [Nilakantha]:
Mady Mesplé (track 2)
soprano vocals [Senta]:
Anja Silja (soprano) (track 13)
tenor vocals [Lohengrin]:
Jess Thomas (track 14)
tenor vocals [Nadir]:
Alain Vanzo (track 8)
tenor vocals [Roméo]:
Alfredo Kraus (track 3)
tenor vocals [Samson]:
Jon Vickers (tenor) (track 11)
tenor vocals [Siegfried]:
Siegfried Jerusalem (track 15)
tenor vocals [Werther]:
Nicolai Gedda (track 5)
recorded at:
Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1958-09-23 – 1958-10-09) (track 1)
arrangements:
"Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix" (Samson et Dalila) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 11)
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 7)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
Isoldens Tod (track 16)
Isoldes Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde” (for organ, Lemare) (track 16)
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (for cello and piano, Papin) (track 11)
O Star of Eve from Tannhäuser (for organ, Lemare) (track 12)
Tannhäuser: O du mein holder Abendstern (for cello and piano, David Popper) (track 12)
Tannhäuser: O du mein holder Abendstern (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod (catch-all for arrangements) (track 16)
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod (concert piece) (track 16)
Venise (track 8)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 7)
is the basis for:
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 7)
Señorita (track 7)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 7)
later versions:
part of:
Werther: Acte III (track 5)
Faust: Acte II (track 1)
Manon: Acte II (tracks 4, 4)
Les Troyens: Acte V (tracks 10, 10)
Carmen: Acte I (track 7)
Lakmé: Acte II (track 2)
partial recording of:
parts:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 7)

CD 3

balance engineer:
Douglas Larter (1962-02-06 – 1962-02-17) (track 5)
Wolfgang Gülich (engineer) (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 2)
Christopher Parker (classical recording and balance engineer, active from 1950s) (1984-06-12 – 1984-06-17) (track 4)
baritone vocals [Figaro]:
Tito Gobbi (track 7)
baritone vocals [Iago]:
Justino Díaz (track 12)
baritone vocals [Papageno]:
Walter Berry (bass-baritone singer) (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 2)
bass vocals [Don Giovanni]:
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass) (track 3)
bass vocals [Filippo II]:
Ruggero Raimondi (bass-baritone) (track 8)
choir vocals:
composer:
Francesco Cilea (track 18)
Pietro Mascagni (track 17)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 3–4, 4)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 13–16)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (tracks 6–7, 7)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (track 8)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 9)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 2)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1814) (track 5)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (track 10)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1884 – 1886-11-01) (tracks 11–12)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1896) (track 19)
conductor:
Sir John Barbirolli (track 11)
Sir Mark Elder (conductor) (track 19)
Lamberto Gardelli (conductor) (tracks 6, 14)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (track 8)
Otto Klemperer (German-born conductor and composer, 1885-1973) (track 3)
Lorin Maazel (track 12)
Sir Charles Mackerras (Australian conductor) (track 16)
Riccardo Muti (track 1)
Georges Prêtre (track 15)
Julius Rudel (track 9)
Thomas Schippers (track 10)
Tullio Serafin (1954-09-20) (track 18)
Alceo Galliera (1957) (track 7)
Otto Klemperer (German-born conductor and composer, 1885-1973) (1962-02-06 – 1962-02-17) (track 5)
Georges Prêtre (1964) (track 13)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 2)
Jeffrey Tate (conductor) (1984-06-12 – 1984-06-17) (track 4)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 14–15)
Hippolyte Louis-Florent Bis (librettist) (track 6)
Arrigo Boito (tracks 11–12)
Arturo Colautti (track 18)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 4)
Giovacchino Forzano (track 16)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 13)
Luigi Illica (track 13)
Étienne de Jouy (track 6)
Camille du Locle (track 8)
Joseph Méry (track 8)
Renato Simoni (tracks 14–15)
Cesare Sterbini (tracks 7, 7)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 9)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1787) (track 3)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (track 10)
Luigi Illica (1896) (track 19)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Leonore]:
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) (1962-02-06 – 1962-02-17) (track 5)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Orfeo]:
Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) (track 1)
orchestra:
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 1, 3, 9, 11)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1954-09-20) (track 18)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1957) (track 7)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1962-02-06 – 1962-02-17) (track 5)
Bayerisches Staatsorchester (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 2)
English Chamber Orchestra (1984-06-12 – 1984-06-17) (track 4)
producer:
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (track 5)
Eric Macleod (producer) (track 4)
Helmut Storjohann (German producer) (track 2)
solo baritone vocals:
Tito Gobbi (1957) (track 7)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (1954-09-20) (track 18)
soprano vocals [La Contessa]:
Barbara Hendricks (1984-06-12 – 1984-06-17) (track 4)
soprano vocals [Lauretta]:
Montserrat Caballé (track 16)
soprano vocals [Liù]:
Janine Micheau (track 15)
soprano vocals [Tosca]:
Maria Callas (1964) (track 13)
soprano vocals [Turandot]:
Ghena Dimitrova (track 14)
tenor vocals [Arnold]:
Nicolai Gedda (track 6)
tenor vocals [Chénier]:
Roberto Alagna (tenor) (track 19)
tenor vocals [Duca]:
Alfredo Kraus (track 9)
tenor vocals [Fritz]:
Luciano Pavarotti (track 17)
tenor vocals [Manrico]:
Angelo Mercuriali (track 10)
tenor vocals [Otello]:
Plácido Domingo (track 12)
James McCracken (tenor) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1965) (track 13)
publisher:
recorded at:
Watford Town Hall in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (1954-09-20) (track 18)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1962-02-06 – 1962-02-17) (track 5)
Bürgerbräukeller in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1972-08-08 – 1972-08-16) (track 2)
Abbey Road Studios in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1984-06-12 – 1984-06-17) (track 4)
compiled in:
arrangements:
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 16)
Rigoletto: Atto III. “La donna è mobile” (Duca) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 9)
is the basis for:
Don Juan, op. 34 (track 3)
Figaro (track 7)
later parody versions:
Honneur aux barbus (track 7)
later translated versions:
私のお父さん (track 16)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 16)
Otello: Atto I (track 11)
Otello: Atto III (track 12)
Tosca: Atto II (track 13)
L’amico Fritz (track 17)
Turandot (act) (track 15)
Guillaume Tell (track 6)
Turandot: Atto II (track 14)
partial recording of:
Turandot: Atto III (track 15)
parts:
recording of:
Che farò senza Euridice (excerpt from “Orfeo ed Euridice”, act 3) (track 1)
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 7, 9–10)

CD 4

alto vocals [Waltraute]:
Ute Walther (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
baritone vocals [Escamillo]:
Ernest Blanc (track 6)
baritone vocals [Méphistophélès]:
Gérard Souzay (track 8)
bass vocals [Boniface]:
Jules Bastin (track 2)
bass-baritone vocals [Wotan]:
choir vocals:
composer:
Hector Berlioz (track 8)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 6)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 1)
Jules Massenet (track 2)
Jacques Offenbach (track 7)
Ambroise Thomas (opera composer) (tracks 4–5)
Richard Wagner (1843 – 1845-04-13) (track 12)
Richard Wagner (1846 – 1848) (track 11)
Richard Wagner (1854 – 1856) (track 14)
Richard Wagner (1854-06-28 – 1856-03-23) (track 13)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1863) (track 3)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1909 – 1910) (track 10)
conductor:
Sir Thomas Beecham (track 6)
Roger Boutry (track 2)
Jean-Claude Hartemann (conductor) (track 4)
Herbert von Karajan (track 10)
Rafael Kubelík (track 13)
Georges Prêtre (tracks 3, 5, 8, 11)
Julius Rudel (track 9)
Peter Schneider (classical and opera conductor) (track 12)
André Cluytens (1959) (track 1)
Bernard Haitink (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
contralto vocals [Schwertleite]:
Ursula Kunz (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
contralto vocals [Siegrune]:
Margareta Hintermeier (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
librettist:
Jules Barbier (track 1)
Michel Carré (librettist) (tracks 1, 3)
Ludovic Halévy (track 6)
Maurice Léna (track 2)
Henri Meilhac (track 6)
Richard Wagner (tracks 11, 13)
Richard Wagner (1842-06 – 1843-04) (track 12)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Grimgerde]:
Carolyn Watkinson (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Mignon]:
Jane Rhodes (track 4)
orchestra:
Munich Radio Orchestra (tracks 12–13)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 10)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
solo soprano vocals:
Anita Soldh (track 14)
soprano vocals [Elisabeth]:
Hildegard Behrens (track 12)
soprano vocals [Elsa]:
Régine Crespin (track 11)
soprano vocals [Gerhilde]:
Anita Soldh (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
soprano vocals [Helmwige]:
Ruth Falcon (soprano) (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
soprano vocals [Louise]:
Beverly Sills (track 9)
soprano vocals [Marguerite]:
Victoria de los Ángeles (1959) (track 1)
soprano vocals [Marschallin]:
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (track 10)
soprano vocals [Mireille]:
Janine Micheau (track 3)
soprano vocals [Olympia]:
Mady Mesplé (track 7)
soprano vocals [Ortlinde]:
Sylvia Herman (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
soprano vocals [Rossweisse]:
Margarita Lilova (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
tenor vocals [Wilhelm]:
Nicolai Gedda (track 5)
publisher:
Schott Music (Germany) (track 14)
recorded at:
Herkulessaal in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
arrangement of:
Die Walküre: Walkürenritt (arr. Hutschenruyter) (track 14)
arrangements:
Die Walküre: Der Ritt der Walküren (for piano solo, Stradal) (track 14)
Die Walküre: Walkürenritt (for piano, Brassin) (track 14)
Ride of the Valkyries (OpenBSD 5.6 theme) (track 14)
Ride of the Valkyries from "Die Walküre" (for organ, Lemare) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Più delle valchirie (Il mio nome è Nessuno) (track 14)
ワルキューレの騎行 (スーパーロボット大戦F) (track 14)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 6)
Mignon: Acte I (track 4)
Mignon: Acte III (track 5)
Mireille: Acte IV (track 3)
Faust: Acte III (track 1)
partial recording of:
recording of:
Die Walküre: Walkürenritt (1988-02 – 1988-03) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 6)

CD 5

balance engineer:
Stuart Eltham (1986-02) (track 4)
baritone vocals [Don Giovanni]:
Eberhard Wächter (1959-10-07 – 1959-11-24) (track 2)
baritone vocals [Enrico]:
Renato Bruson (track 6)
baritone vocals [Figaro]:
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) (1986-09) (track 1)
baritone vocals [Marullo]:
Lucio Gallo (operatic baritone) (track 10)
baritone vocals [Papageno]:
Andreas Schmidt (classical baritone) (1990-12) (track 3)
baritone vocals [Raimondo]:
Robert Lloyd (operatic bass) (track 6)
bass vocals [Ceprano]:
Michele Pertusi (track 10)
bass vocals [Don Alfonso]:
Claudio Desderi (1986-02) (track 4)
choir vocals:
Ambrosian Opera Chorus (tracks 6–7)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus (1980) (track 9)
choir vocals [Lucia]:
Edita Gruberová (track 6)
choir vocals [voci di donne]:
choir vocals [Women's voices]:
chorus master:
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1980) (track 9)
composer:
Alfredo Catalani (track 15)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 1–2, 4)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 8)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 9–11)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (tracks 6–7)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 5)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 3)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1884 – 1886-11-01) (track 12)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1887) (track 12)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 14)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 13)
conductor:
Sarah Caldwell (American conductor) (track 7)
Alceo Galliera (track 8)
Paavo Järvi (track 15)
Lorin Maazel (track 12)
Zubin Mehta (conductor) (track 11)
Riccardo Muti (track 10)
Nicola Rescigno (track 6)
Thomas Schippers (track 14)
Tullio Serafin (track 5)
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor) (1959-10-07 – 1959-11-24) (track 2)
Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli (1965) (track 13)
Riccardo Muti (1980) (track 9)
Bernard Haitink (1986-02) (track 4)
Riccardo Muti (1986-09) (track 1)
Sir Roger Norrington (1990-12) (track 3)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 13)
Arrigo Boito (track 12)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 6)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (tracks 1–2, 4)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (track 7)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (track 11)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 14)
Luigi Illica (tracks 14–15)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 9–10)
Giovanni Ruffini (librettist) (track 7)
Renato Simoni (track 13)
Cesare Sterbini (track 8)
lyricist:
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 5)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 8)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1959-10-07 – 1959-11-24) (track 2)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1980) (track 9)
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1986-02) (track 4)
Wiener Philharmoniker (1986-09) (track 1)
The London Classical Players (1990-12) (track 3)
producer:
John Fraser (UK producer) (track 4)
solo tenor vocals:
Franco Corelli (1965) (track 13)
soprano vocals [Adalgisa]:
Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano) (track 5)
soprano vocals [Aida]:
Birgit Nilsson (track 11)
soprano vocals [Desdemona]:
Katia Ricciarelli (track 12)
soprano vocals [Dorabella]:
Dolores Ziegler (1986-02) (track 4)
soprano vocals [Fiordiligi]:
Carol Vaness (1986-02) (track 4)
soprano vocals [Gilda]:
Daniela Dessì (track 10)
soprano vocals [Norma]:
Maria Callas (track 5)
soprano vocals [Papagena]:
Catherine Pierard (Soprano) (1990-12) (track 3)
soprano vocals [Rosina]:
Maria Callas (track 8)
soprano vocals [Violetta]:
Renata Scotto (1980) (track 9)
soprano vocals [Wally]:
Barbara Hendricks (track 15)
soprano vocals [Zerlina]:
Graziella Sciutti (1959-10-07 – 1959-11-24) (track 2)
tenor vocals [Alfredo]:
Alfredo Kraus (1980) (track 9)
tenor vocals [Borsa]:
Ernesto Gavazzi (track 10)
tenor vocals [Ernesto]:
Alfredo Kraus (track 7)
tenor vocals [il principe ignoto (Calaf)]:
Franco Corelli (track 13)
tenor vocals [Normanno]:
Bruno Lazzaretti (track 6)
tenor vocals [Rodolfo]:
Nicolai Gedda (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1964) (track 14)
publisher:
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 1 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, United Kingdom (1959-10-07 – 1959-11-24) (track 2)
arrangements:
La Wally: Atto I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana" (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 15)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 13)
Going to Win (track 13)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 13)
part of:
La Wally: Atto I (track 15)
Norma: Atto II (track 5)
Otello: Atto IV (track 12)
Turandot: Atto III (track 13)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 11)
La bohème: Atto I (track 14)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 10)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 8–9, 11)

CD 6

additional librettist:
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 12)
baritone vocals [Zurga]:
Gino Quilico (track 8)
bass vocals [Boris]:
Boris Christoff (Bulgarian bass) (track 13)
bass vocals [Pietro]:
bass-baritone vocals [Méphistophélès]:
Nicolaï Ghiaurov (bass) (track 12)
bass-baritone vocals [Sachs]:
Theo Adam (German classical bass-baritone) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
choir vocals:
Chor der Staatsoper Dresden (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
composer:
Léo Delibes (track 10)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (track 12)
Édouard Lalo (track 4)
Jules Massenet (tracks 5, 9)
Jacques Offenbach (track 6)
Richard Wagner (track 16)
Richard Wagner (1863 – 1867) (track 15)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (tracks 8, 8)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1865 – 1866) (track 3)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 7)
conductor:
Sylvain Cambreling (track 6)
André Cluytens (tracks 4, 13)
James Conlon (track 14)
Jacques Delacôte (track 7)
Thomas Fulton (conductor) (track 2)
Bernard Haitink (track 16)
Lorin Maazel (track 11)
Michel Plasson (tracks 5, 8–9)
Georges Prêtre (tracks 1, 12)
Alain Lombard (1970) (track 10)
Herbert von Karajan (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
librettist:
Jules Barbier (tracks 3, 6, 12)
Édouard Blau (Librettist) (track 4)
Michel Carré (librettist) (tracks 3, 8, 8)
Eugène Cormon (tracks 8, 8)
Philippe Gille (track 10)
Edmond Gondinet (track 10)
Richard Wagner (track 16)
Richard Wagner (1862) (track 15)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 7)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 7)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Charlotte]:
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (track 9)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Magdalene]:
Ruth Hesse (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Mallika]:
Danielle Millet (1970) (track 10)
mezzo-soprano vocals [Nicklausse]:
Ann Murray (Irish mezzo-soprano) (track 6)
orchestra:
New Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (track 11)
Staatskapelle Dresden (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
soprano vocals [Eva]:
Helen Donath (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
soprano vocals [Giulietta]:
Jessye Norman (track 6)
soprano vocals [Juliette]:
Mady Mesplé (track 3)
soprano vocals [Lakmé]:
Mady Mesplé (1970) (track 10)
soprano vocals [Manon]:
June Anderson (track 5)
soprano vocals [Marguerite]:
Mirella Freni (track 12)
soprano vocals [Thaïs]:
Beverly Sills (track 11)
tenor vocals [Chapelou]:
Nicolai Gedda (track 1)
tenor vocals [David]:
Peter Schreier (tenor) (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
tenor vocals [Don José]:
José Carreras (track 7)
tenor vocals [Faust]:
Plácido Domingo (track 12)
tenor vocals [Masaniello]:
Alfredo Kraus (track 2)
tenor vocals [Mime]:
Peter Haage (track 16)
tenor vocals [Mylio]:
Henri Legay (track 4)
tenor vocals [Nadir]:
John Aler (track 8)
tenor vocals [Oberon]:
Gary Lakes (Tenor) (track 14)
tenor vocals [Siegfried]:
Siegfried Jerusalem (track 16)
tenor vocals [Walther]:
René Kollo (1970-11-24 – 1970-12-04) (track 15)
recorded at:
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1970) (track 10)
edit of:
edits:
part of:
arrangements:
Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de perles (for violin, viola and piano, Loeb) (track 8)
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
is the basis for:
Barcarolles (track 6)
Child of the Night (track 10)
Night Enchanted (track 10)
later translated versions:
Mīlas nakts (barkorāle no operas "Hofmaņa stāsti") (track 6)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 7)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Acte III (Giulietta) (alternate order) (track 6)
Thaïs: Acte II (tracks 11, 11)
Werther: Acte III (track 9)
Борис Годунов: Act IV (1872 version) (track 13)
Siegfried, WWV 86C (act) (track 16)
Manon (track 5)
Lakmé: Acte I (track 10)
Le Roi d'Ys (track 4)
Faust: Acte V (tracks 12, 12)
partial recording of:
Manon: Acte III (track 5)
Oberon, J. 306 (track 14)
Siegfried: Act I (track 16)
parts:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:

Release Group

part of: 100 Best (EMI Classics)
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