Annotation

This release is part of Sharon O'Connor's Menus and Music, "The Dinner Music Series".

Annotation last modified on 2017-08-18 19:01 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 La traviata: "Libiamo, ne' lieti calici"
Giuseppe Verdi 3:00
2 Louise: "Depuis le jour"
Gustave Charpentier 4:48
3 I vespiri siciliani: "Mercè, dilette amiche"
Giuseppe Verdi 3:33
4 Turandot: "Nessun dorma"
Giacomo Puccini 3:27
5 Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"
George Gershwin 2:31
6 Rigoletto: "Bella figlia dell'amore"
Giuseppe Verdi 3:52
7 L'elisir d'amore: "Una furtiva lagrime"
Gaetano Donizetti 5:02
8 Giulio Cesare: "Non disperar, chia sa?"
George Frideric Handel 3:26
9 Cosi fan tutte: "Soave sia il vento"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:24
10 Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Giacomo Puccini 2:30
11 Les Pêcheurs de perlés: "Au fond du temple saint"
Georges Bizet 4:38
12 L'assedio di Corinto: "L'ora fatal s'appressa... Giusto Ciel! In tal periglio"
Gioachino Rossini 3:34
13 Die Zauberflöte: "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:09
14 Faust: "Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre ?" / "Salut ! demeure chaste et pure"
Charles‐François Gounod 5:42
15 Der Rosenkavalier: "Mir ist die Ehre"
Richard Strauss 6:15
16 Il trovatore: "D'amor sull'ali rosee"
Giuseppe Verdi 3:46
17 La bohème: "O soave fanciulla"
Giacomo Puccini 3:36

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
Christian Boesch (baritone) (track 13)
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (track 6)
Robert Merrill (American operatic baritone) (1951-01-03) (track 11)
bass vocals:
Ezio Flagello (bass / baritone) (track 9)
composer:
George Gershwin (composer) (track 5)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 8)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 9)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 10)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 12)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 1, 3, 16)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (– 1851-03-11) (track 6)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (track 13)
Gaetano Donizetti (Italian opera composer) (1832) (track 7)
Charles‐François Gounod (French composer) (1859) (track 14)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1863-04 – 1863-08) (track 11)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1896) (track 17)
Richard Strauss (German composer) (1909 – 1910) (track 15)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (track 4)
conductor:
Renato Cellini (1951-01-03) (track 11)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (track 4)
Jules Barbier (track 14)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 16)
Michel Carré (librettist) (tracks 11, 14)
Eugène Cormon (track 11)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 9)
Charles Duveyrier (track 3)
Giovacchino Forzano (track 10)
Luigi Illica (track 17)
Emanuel Schikaneder (track 13)
Eugène Scribe (track 3)
Renato Simoni (track 4)
Francesco Maria Piave (– 1851-03-11) (track 6)
Giuseppe Giacosa (1896) (track 17)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Rosalind Elias (track 6)
Risë Stevens (Opera director, actress, mezzo-soprano) (track 15)
Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano) (track 9)
orchestra:
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra (1951-01-03) (track 11)
soprano vocals:
Erna Berger (German lyric soprano) (track 15)
Montserrat Caballé (tracks 3, 12)
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (track 13)
Zinka Milanov (soprano) (track 16)
Anna Moffo (soprano) (tracks 1, 6, 17)
Leontyne Price (soprano) (tracks 2, 5, 9–10)
Beverly Sills (track 8)
tenor vocals:
Jussi Björling (track 4)
Plácido Domingo (tracks 7, 14)
Alfredo Kraus (track 6)
Richard Tucker (tracks 1, 17)
Jussi Björling (1951-01-03) (track 11)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 4, 10)
recorded at:
NBC Studios in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1951-01-03) (track 11)
arrangements:
Au fond du temple saint from Les Pêcheurs de perles (for violin, viola and piano, Loeb) (track 11)
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
L'elisir d'amore: Atto II. Romanza "Una furtiva lagrima" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (track 4)
Going to Win (track 4)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (track 4)
人知れぬ涙 (track 7)
私のお父さん (track 10)
part of:
Gianni Schicchi (track 10)
Turandot: Atto III (track 4)
Faust: Acte III (track 14)
La bohème: Atto I (track 17)
partial recording of:
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 6)

Release

printed in: U.S.A.
copyrighted by: Menus and Music Productions (1994)
manufactured by: RCA Special Products (1994)
phonographic copyright by: BMG Music (not for release label use!) (1994)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/mr0002161298 [info]