Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La forza del destino: Overture
Giuseppe Verdi 7:12
2 La forza del destino: "Solenne in quest'ora" (Alvaro, Carlo)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:14
3 La forza del destino: "Pace, pace, mio Dio" (Leonora)
Giuseppe Verdi 5:39
4 Marriage of Figaro: "Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio" (Cherubino)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:40
5 Manon: "Obeissons quand leur voix appelle" (Manon)
Jules Massenet 5:06
6 Manon: "Ah! Fuez douce image" (Des Grieux)
Jules Massenet 4:33
7 Jewels of the Madonna: Serenade
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari 3:22
8 Merry Widow: "Vilia Lied" (Hanna)
Franz Lehár 8:19
9 Il ré pastore: "L'amerò, sarò costante" (Aminta)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:23
10 The Bartered Bride: "Komm, mein Söhnchen" (Hans, Kezai)
Bedřich Smetana 7:59
11 Romeo and Juliet: Waltz song: "Ah! je veux vivre" (Juliette)
Charles‐François Gounod 3:54
12 Le postillon de Longjumeau: "Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire" (Chapelou)
Adolphe Adam 3:48
13 Andrea Chénier: "La mamma morta" (Maddalena)
Umberto Giordano 4:53
14 Andrea Chénier: "Vicino a te" (Maddalenda, Chénier)
Umberto Giordano 7:58
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orhpeus in the Underworld: Overture
Jacques Offenbach 9:40
2 Tosca: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca)
Giacomo Puccini 3:38
3 Lucia di Lammermoor: "Verranno a te sull'aure" (Lucia, Edgardo)
Gaetano Donizetti 5:08
4 Lucia di Lammermoor: Mad Scene: "Il dolce suono" (Lucia, Raimondo, Normanno, Enrico)
Gaetano Donizetti 16:01
5 Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
Александр Порфирьевич Бородин 12:15
6 Rigoletto: "É il sol dell'anima" (Gilda, The Duke, Ceprano, Borsa, Giovanna)
Giuseppe Verdi 5:10
7 Rigoletto: "Si, vendetta" (Rigoletto, Gilda, Monterone)
Giuseppe Verdi 3:22
8 Rigoletto: Quartet: "Un di, se ben rammentomi" (The Duke, Maddalena, Gilda, Rifoletto)
Giuseppe Verdi 5:39
9 Rigoletto: "Chi é mai, chi é qui" (Final Duet: Rigoletto, Gilda)
Giuseppe Verdi 6:20
10 La belle Hélène: Paris' entrance: "Au mont Ida trois deesses" (Paris)
Jacques Offenbach 3:25
11 Samson et Dalila: Bacchanale
Camille Saint‐Saëns 6:43
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Nabucco: Overture
Giuseppe Verdi 7:11
2 Mignon: "Je suis Titania" (Philine)
Ambroise Thomas 5:11
3 Cavalleria Rusticana: "Easter Hymn" (Santuzza)
Pietro Mascagni 5:44
4 Cavalleria Rusticana: "Tu qui, Santuzza?" (Santuzza, Lola, Turiddu)
Pietro Mascagni 12:54
5 Cavalleria Rusticana: Drinking song: "Viva il vino" (Turiddu)
Pietro Mascagni 2:51
6 La sonnambula: "Ah! Non credea mirarti" (Amina)
Vincenzo Bellini 7:20
7 Don Carlo: "Dio che nell'alma infondere" (Carlo, Rodrigo)
Giuseppe Verdi 5:05
8 Don Carlo: "O don fatale" (Eboli)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:25
9 Die Fledermaus: "Czardas" (Rosalinda)
Johann Strauss II 4:21
10 Madama Butterfly: Love Duet (Pinkerton, Cio-Cio-San, Suzuki)
Giacomo Puccini 15:30
11 Madama Butterfly: Death of Butterfly: "Con onor muore" (Cio-Cio-San)
Giacomo Puccini 5:30
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Rienzi: Overture
Richard Wagner 12:04
2 La traviata: "É strano ... Sempre libera" (Violetta)
Giuseppe Verdi 8:22
3 Don Giovanni: "Il mio tesoro" (Don Ottavio)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:07
4 Don Giovanni: "Non mi dir" (Donna Anna)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:44
5 L'Amico Fritz: "Ah! Ditela per me quella parola" (Suzel, Fritz)
Pietro Mascagni 6:16
6 Pagliacci: Prologue. "Si può? Si può?" (Tonio)
Ruggero Leoncavallo 7:50
7 La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Amilcare Ponchielli 9:18
8 Martha: "Ach! so fromm" (Lionel)
Friedrich von Flotow 2:51
9 Martha: "Mag der Himmel euch vergeben" (Lionel, Lady Harriet, Nancy, Plunkett)
Friedrich von Flotow 3:24
10 Louise: "Depuis le jour" (Louise)
Gustave Charpentier 5:07
11 Ernani: "Infelice! E tuo credevi" (Silva)
Giuseppe Verdi 6:39
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I vespri siciliani: Overture
Giuseppe Verdi 8:18
2 Il trovatore: "Il balen del suo sorriso" (di Luna, Ferrando)
Giuseppe Verdi 8:35
3 Il trovatore: "D'amor sull'ali rosee" (Leonora)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:41
4 Il trovatore: "Miserere... Di te! Scordarmi di te!" (Manrico, Leonora)
Giuseppe Verdi 10:04
5 Lakmé: "Bell Song" (Lakmé)
Léo Delibes 7:22
6 Fedora: "Amor ti vieta" (Ipanov)
Umberto Giordano 2:05
7 Iris: Hymn to the Sun
Pietro Mascagni 10:38
8 Die Walküre: "Winterstürme" (Siegmund)
Richard Wagner 3:06
9 Die Walküre: "Du bist der Lenz" (Sieglinde)
Richard Wagner 2:05
10 Tales of Hoffman: "Doll's Song" (Olympia)
Jacques Offenbach 4:53
11 La bohème: "Dunque e proprio finita" (Rodolfo, Mimi, Marcello, Musetta)
Giacomo Puccini 5:24
12 Tannhäuser: Pilgrim's Chorus
Richard Wagner 5:56

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Horst Lindner (1962-12) (track 10)
Ernst Rothe (engineer) (1962-12) (track 10)
Neville Boyling (engineer) (1976-08) (track 4)
baritone vocals:
Carlo Tagliabue (track 2)
choir vocals:
Philharmonia Chorus (London choir aka New Philharmonia Chorus from 1964–1977) (track 8)
composer:
Jules Massenet (track 5)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 4)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 1–3)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1865 – 1866) (track 11)
conductor:
Nils Grevillius (track 6)
Anton Guadagno (track 3)
Jean‐Pierre Marty (track 11)
Riccardo Muti (track 1)
Georges Prêtre (track 12)
Gabriele Santini (conductor) (track 14)
Tullio Serafin (tracks 2, 13)
Leonard Slatkin (track 9)
Jeffrey Tate (conductor) (track 5)
Rudolf Kempe (1962-12) (track 10)
Daniel Barenboim (1976-08) (track 4)
librettist:
Jules Barbier (track 11)
Michel Carré (librettist) (track 11)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 4)
Philippe Gille (track 5)
Henri Meilhac (track 5)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 2–3)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (1976-08) (track 4)
orchestra:
Kungliga Filharmonikerna (Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra) (track 6)
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra, known as New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (tracks 8, 13)
Bamberger Symphoniker (1962-12) (track 10)
English Chamber Orchestra (1976-08) (track 4)
producer:
Fritz Ganss (track 10)
Suvi Raj Grubb (track 4)
soprano vocals:
Maria Callas (track 13)
Lucia Popp (soprano) (track 9)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (German-born Austrian/British soprano opera) (track 8)
Kiri Te Kanawa (track 5)
soprano vocals [Juliette]:
Mady Mesplé (track 11)
tenor vocals:
Jussi Björling (track 6)
Franco Corelli (track 14)
Richard Tucker (track 2)
tenor vocals [Chapelou]:
Nicolai Gedda (track 12)
vocals:
Gottlob Frick (track 10)
Antonietta Stella (track 14)
Fritz Wunderlich (operatic tenor) (track 10)
recorded at:
Dominikanerbau in Bamberg, Bayern, Germany (1962-12) (track 10)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1976-08) (track 4)
arrangements:
La forza del destino (for brass band, Wright) (track 1)
part of:
Manon: Acte III (track 5)
parts:
recording of:

CD 4

composer:
Richard Wagner (1838-07 – 1840-11) (track 1)
librettist:
Richard Wagner (track 1)
part of:
recording of: