Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Madama Butterfly: Act II. "Un bel dì vedremo"
Giacomo Puccini 4:44
2 Carmen: Act I. "L'Amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)"
Georges Bizet 4:02
3 La Wally: Act I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana"
Alfredo Catalani 4:51
4 Il barbiere di Siviglia: Act I. "Una voce poco fa"
Gioachino Rossini 6:51
5 Norma: Act I. "Casta Diva"
Vincenzo Bellini 5:36
6 Samson et Dalila: Act II. "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix"
Camille Saint‐Saëns 5:17
7 Rigoletto: Act I. "Caro nome"
Giuseppe Verdi 5:13
8 La Traviata: Act I. "Sempre libera"
Giuseppe Verdi 4:04
9 Roméo et Juliette: Act I. "Je veux vivre dans ce rêve"
Charles‐François Gounod 3:40
10 La Bohème: Act I. "Sì, mi chiamano Mimì"
Giacomo Puccini 5:00
11 Don Giovanni: Act II. "Mi tradì quell'alma ingrata"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:44
12 Cavalleria rusticana: "Voi lo sapete, o mamma"
Pietro Mascagni 6:15
13 La Gioconda: Act IV. "Suicidio!"
Amilcare Ponchielli 4:17
14 Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Giacomo Puccini 2:35
15 Turandot: Act II. "In questa reggia"
Giacomo Puccini 6:24
16 Tosca: Act II. "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Giacomo Puccini 3:04

Credits

CD 1

choir vocals:
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (track 2)
Alfredo Catalani (track 3)
Pietro Mascagni (track 12)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 11)
Amilcare Ponchielli (track 13)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (tracks 1, 10, 14–16)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 4)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 7–8)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 5)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1865 – 1866) (track 9)
conductor:
Franco Ghione (track 8)
Georges Prêtre (track 2)
Nicola Rescigno (track 11)
Tullio Serafin (tracks 1, 3–4, 7, 10, 12, 14–15)
Antonino Votto (conductor) (track 13)
Georges Prêtre (1961) (track 9)
Tullio Serafin (1961) (track 5)
Georges Prêtre (1964) (track 16)
Georges Prêtre (1982) (track 6)
engineer:
Robert Beckett (track 14)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 15)
Jules Barbier (track 9)
Arrigo Boito (track 13)
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 9)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 11)
Giovacchino Forzano (track 14)
Giuseppe Giacosa (tracks 1, 10, 16)
Ludovic Halévy (track 2)
Luigi Illica (tracks 1, 3, 10, 16)
Henri Meilhac (track 2)
Guido Menasci (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 12)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 7–8)
Renato Simoni (track 15)
Cesare Sterbini (track 4)
Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (Italian librettist, 19th-20th c.) (track 12)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 5)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Ebe Ticozzi (track 12)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 1, 3–4, 10, 14–15)
producer:
Walter Jellinek (British classical producer) (track 14)
Walter Legge (British classical record producer, 1906-1979) (track 14)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (tracks 1–4, 7–8, 10–15)
Maria Callas (1961) (track 9)
Maria Callas (1982) (track 6)
soprano vocals [Norma]:
Maria Callas (1961) (track 5)
soprano vocals [Tosca]:
Maria Callas (1964) (track 16)
tenor vocals:
Alfredo Kraus (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1961) (tracks 5, 9)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1965) (track 16)
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1982) (track 6)
publisher:
recorded at:
Salle Wagram in Paris, Île-de-France, France (1961-03-28 – 1961-04-05) (track 9)
compiled in:
arrangements:
"Mon cœur s'ouvre a ta voix" (Samson et Dalila) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 6)
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 2)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 14)
La Wally: Atto I. "Ebben? Ne andrò lontana" (for cello and orchestra, arr. Cosma) (track 3)
Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (for cello and piano, Papin) (track 6)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 2)
is the basis for:
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 2)
Señorita (track 2)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 2)
Kādā jaukā dienā (from opera "Madama Butterfly") (track 1)
私のお父さん (track 14)
later versions:
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 14)
La Wally: Atto I (track 3)
Norma: Atto I (track 5)
Tosca: Atto II (track 16)
Turandot: Atto II (track 15)
Carmen: Acte I (track 2)
La bohème: Atto I (track 10)
Rigoletto: Atto I (track 7)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto II, Scena II. “In questa reggia” (Turandot, La folla, Calaf) (track 15)
Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” (Lauretta) (1954-09) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 2)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 4–5)

Release

manufactured in: Australia

Release Group

included in: La Divina Complete by Maria Callas