Annotation

Recorded 27 Sep to 2 Oct 1993, and 4-8 Jul and 6-8 Dec 1994 at the Herkulessaal der Münchner Residenz, Munich.

Annotation last modified on 2011-04-22 21:57 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La bohème: "Musetta! O gioia della mia dimora!" / "Testa adorata"
Ruggero Leoncavallo 2:58
2 Luisa Miller: "Oh! fede negar potessi" / "Quando le sere al placido"
Giuseppe Verdi 4:58
3 La forza del destino: "La vita inferno all'infelice" / "Oh, tu che in seno agl'angeli"
Giuseppe Verdi 8:55
4 Aida: "Se quel guerrier io fossi!" / "Celeste Aida"
Giuseppe Verdi 4:20
5 Il trovatore: "Ah sì, ben mio"
Giuseppe Verdi 3:12
6 Il trovatore: "Di quella pira"
Giuseppe Verdi 3:22
7 Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai simile a questa!"
Giacomo Puccini 2:23
8 Turandot: "Nessun dorma"
Giacomo Puccini 3:09
9 La fanciulla del West: "Ch'ella mi creda libera e lontano"
Giacomo Puccini 2:18
10 Carmen: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Georges Bizet 3:52
11 L'Africaine: "Pays merveilleux" / "Ô Paradis"
Giacomo Meyerbeer 3:03
12 Hérodiade: "Ne pouvant réprimer" / "Adieu donc, vains objets"
Jules Massenet 5:45
13 Le Cid: "Ah! tout est bien fini" / "Ô souverain, ô juge, ô père"
Jules Massenet 5:15
14 Andrea Chénier: "Come un bel dì di maggio"
Umberto Giordano 2:47
15 Andrea Chénier: "Colpito qui m'avete ov'io geloso" / "Un dì all'azzurro spazio"
Umberto Giordano 4:40

Credits

CD 1

clarinet:
Jürgen Musser (track 3)
choir vocals:
chorus master:
Michael Gläser (German singer and choral conductor) (tracks 6, 8)
composer:
Jules Massenet (tracks 12–13)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (track 11)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 2–3, 3, 3)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (– 1896) (track 15)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1853) (tracks 5–6)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 4)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 10)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1893) (track 7)
Umberto Giordano (Italian opera composer) (1896) (track 14)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1910) (track 9)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 8)
conductor:
Roberto Abbado (tracks 1–15)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 8)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 2)
Luigi Illica (track 15)
Francesco Maria Piave (tracks 3, 3, 3)
Renato Simoni (track 8)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (1853) (tracks 5–6)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 4)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 10)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 10)
Luigi Illica (1896) (track 14)
orchestra:
Münchner Rundfunkorchester (tracks 1–15)
tenor vocals:
Ben Heppner (tracks 1–15)
publisher:
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 8)
Going to Win (track 8)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 8)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 10)
Le Cid: Acte III (track 13)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 4)
Turandot: Atto III (track 8)
Il trovatore: Atto III (tracks 5–6)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 6, 10)

Release

art direction: Scott Johnson (Art Director)
editor: Monika Graul
liner notes: Roger Pines
photography: Carol Weinberg (photographer)
producer: Wolfram Graul (Conductor, engineer, producer)
sound engineer: Peter Urban (sound engineer)
ASIN: US: B000003FO4 [info]