Tracklist

CD 1: Carmen: Acts 1 & 2 (beg.)
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Prélude
Georges Bizet 3:31
2 Carmen: Act I. No. 1 Introduction “Sur la place chacun passe” (Les Soldats, Moralès)
Georges Bizet 2:10
3 Carmen: Act I. “Regardez donc cette petite” (Moralès, Les Soldats, Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 4:09
4 Carmen: Act I. No. 2 Marche et Chœur des gamins “Avec la garde montante” (Les gamins)
Georges Bizet 2:34
5 Carmen: Act I. “Repos!” (Zuniga, Moralès, Don José)
Georges Bizet 0:45
6 Carmen: Act I. “Allons! allons!” (Zuniga, Les gamins)
Georges Bizet 1:38
7 Carmen: Act I. “Dites-moi, brigadier?” (Zuniga, Don José)
Georges Bizet 1:07
8 Carmen: Act I. No. 3 Chœur et Scène “La cloche a sonné” (Les Jeunes Gens, Les Soldats, Les Cigarières)
Georges Bizet 5:12
9 Carmen: Act I. “Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita” (Les Soldats, Les Jeunes Gens)
Georges Bizet 0:45
10 Carmen: Act I. “Quand je vous aimerai?” (Carmen) – No. 4 Havanaise “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” (Carmen, Chœur)
Georges Bizet 4:50
11 Carmen: Act I. No. 5 Scène “Carmen, sur tes pas nous nous pressons tous” (Les Jeunes Gens, Le Cigarières, Don José)
Georges Bizet 2:24
12 Carmen: Act I. “Monsieur le brigadier?” (Micaëla, Don José) – No. 6 Duo “Parle-moi de ma mère” (Don José, Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 1:42
13 Carmen: Act I. “Votre mère avec moi sortait de la chapelle” (Micaëla, Don José)
Georges Bizet 2:19
14 Carmen: Act I. “Ma mère, je la vois…” (Don José, Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 2:25
15 Carmen: Act I. “Que son fils l’aime et la vénère” (Don José, Micaëla) – “Eh bien, eh bien!” (Zuniga)
Georges Bizet 4:04
16 Carmen: Act I. No. 7 Chœur “Au secours!” (Les Cigarières, Zuniga, Les Soldats)
Georges Bizet 3:19
17 Carmen: Act I. “Voyons, brigadier…” (Zuniga, Don José) – No. 8 Chanson et Mélodrame “Tra la la la…" (Carmen, Zuniga, Les Cigarières, Un Soldat, Don José)
Georges Bizet 4:14
18 Carmen: Act I. No. 9 Chanson (Séguedille) et Duo “Près des remparts de Séville” (Carmen, Don José)
Georges Bizet 4:30
19 Carmen: Act I. No. 10 Finale “Le lieutenant!… Prenez garde!” (Don José, Zuniga, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 2:17
20 Carmen: Entr’acte
Georges Bizet 1:48
21 Carmen: Act II. No. 11 Chanson “Les tringles des sistres tintaient” (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita)
Georges Bizet 5:06
22 Carmen: Act II. “Vous avez quelque chose à nous dire” (Zuniga, Pastia, Frasquita, Mercédès, Andrès, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 1:16
23 Carmen: Act II. “Tout est bien alors” (Carmen, Zuniga) – No. 12 Chœur et Ensemble “Vivat! vivat le toréro!” (Chœur, Zuniga, Mercédes, Andrès, Frasquita, Pastia)
Georges Bizet 1:31
24 Carmen: Act II. No. 13 Couplet (Air du Toréador) “Votre toast… je peux vous le rendre” (Escamillo, Chœur, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Pastia, Zuniga) – No. 13bis Chœur “Toréador, en garde” (Chœur, Frasquita, Pastia, Dancaïre, Remendado)
Georges Bizet 8:01
25 Carmen: Act II. No. 14 Quintette “Nous avons en tête une affaire” (Dancaïre, Frasquita, Mercédès, Remendado, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 4:49
26 Carmen: Act II. “Amoureuse… ce n’est pas une raison, cela” (Dancaïre, Remendado, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen) – No. 15 Chanson “Halte-là! Qui va là?” (Don José, Mercédès, Frasquita, Dancaïre, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 2:33
CD 2: Carmen: Acts 2 (cont.) & 3
CD 3: Lucia di Lammermoor: Parts 1 & 2 (beg.)
CD 4: Lucia di Lammermoor: Part 2 (cont.)
CD 5: Pagliacci
CD 6: Cavalleria rusticana
CD 7: Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Prologue, Acts 1 & 2 (beg.)
CD 8: Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Acts 2 (cont.) & 3, Epilogue
CD 9: Tosca: Act 1
CD 10: Tosca: Acts 2 & 3
CD 11: Turandot: Acts 1 & 2 (beg.)
CD 12: Turandot: Acts 2 (cont.) & 3
CD 13: Il barbiere di Siviglia: Acts 1 & 2 (beg.)
CD 14: Il barbiere di Siviglia: Act 2 (cont.)
CD 15: Samson et Dalila: Act 1
CD 16: Samson et Dalila: Acts 2 & 3
CD 17: Il trovatore: Parts 1 & 2
CD 18: Il trovatore: Parts 3 & 4
CD 19: La traviata: Acts 1 & 2 (beg.)
CD 20: La traviata: Acts 2 (cont.) & 3
CD 21: Otello: Acts 1 & 2
CD 22: Otello: Acts 3 & 4
CD 23: Lohengrin: Act 1
CD 24: Lohengrin: Act 2 (beg.)
CD 25: Lohengrin: Act 2 (cont.)
CD 26: Lohengrin: Act 3

Credits

CD 1: Carmen: Acts 1 & 2 (beg.)

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (Balance engineer) (tracks 1–26)
baritone vocals:
Stuart Harling (English baritone) (tracks 3, 5)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-08) (track 8)
chorus master:
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-08) (track 8)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-08) (track 8)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1–4, 7–12, 16–17, 17–18, 20–26)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (1977-08) (track 8)
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–26)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–26)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18, 21, 23–26)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2–4, 8, 10–12, 16–18, 21, 23–26)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (tracks 2–7, 9–17, 19–20, 22–26)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (tracks 18, 21)
Alicia Nafé (1977-09) (track 21)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-08) (track 8)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–26)
soprano vocals:
Yvonne Kenny (1977-09) (track 21)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (tracks 2–7, 9–17, 19–20, 22–26)
Plácido Domingo (1977-08) (track 8)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (tracks 18, 21)
vocals:
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (track 18)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (track 18)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–26)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–26)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 2–17, 19–20, 22–26)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-08) (track 8)
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1, 18, 21)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1–7, 9–26)
arrangements:
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 10)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 10)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 10)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: IV. Séguedille (based on Carmen: Act I. Séguedille et Duo « Près des remparts de Séville ») (track 18)
Carmen Suite no. 1: V. Les Dragons d’Alcala (based on Carmen: Entr’acte between Acts I and II) (track 20)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (track 1)
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 10)
Señorita (track 10)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 10)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 21–26)
Carmen (track 1)
Carmen: Acte I (tracks 2–4, 7–12, 16–17, 17–18, 20)
recording of:
Carmen: Acte I. Entr’acte (intermission between Acts I & II) (track 20)
Carmen: Prélude (1977-09) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (tracks 10, 24)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 24)

Release

ASIN: DE: B0048JGQR0 [info]