Tracklist

Enhanced CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 'Flower Song' from Bizet's Carmen (Enrico Caruso)
Georges Bizet 3:47
2 'Hojotoho' from Wagner's Die Walküre (Kirsten Flagstad)
Richard Wagner 2:06
3 'O Paradiso' from Meyerbeer's L'Africaine (Jussi Björling)
Giacomo Meyerbeer 3:35
4 'D'amour sull' ali rosee' from Verdi's Il trovatore (Leontyne Price)
Giuseppe Verdi 6:51
5 'Vesti la giubba' from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (Mario Lanza)
Ruggero Leoncavallo 3:39
6 'Casta diva' from Bellini's Norma (Montserrat Caballé)
Vincenzo Bellini 6:51
7 'O Mimì, tu più non torni' from Puccini's La Bohème (Sherrill Milnes & Plácido Domingo)
Giacomo Puccini 4:32
8 'Amours divins' from Offenbach's La belle Hélène (Frederica von Stade)
Jacques Offenbach 4:19
9 'Celeste Aida' from Verdi's Aida (Plácido Domingo)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:36
10 'Parigi, o cara' from Verdi's La traviata (Montserrat Caballé & Carlo Bergonzi)
Giuseppe Verdi 4:29
11 'Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata' from Mozart's Don Giovanni (Vesselina Kasarova)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 6:21
12 'Fammi combattere' from Handel's Orlando (Nathalie Stutzmann)
George Frideric Handel 3:36
13 'Vorrei spiegarvi il giubilo' from Rossini's La cambiale di matrimonio (Eva Mei)
Gioachino Rossini 5:23
14 'Fantaisie aux divins mensonges' from Delibes's Lakme (Jerry Hadley)
Léo Delibes 6:14
15 'Dich teure Halle' from Wagner's Tannhäuser (Waltraud Meier)
Richard Wagner 5:14
16 'Nessun dorma' from Puccini's Turandot (Ben Heppner)
Giacomo Puccini 3:10

Credits

Enhanced CD 1

balance engineer:
Peter Jütte (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (track 16)
baritone vocals:
Sherrill Milnes (track 7)
composer:
Léo Delibes (track 14)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 12)
Giacomo Meyerbeer (track 3)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (track 11)
Jacques Offenbach (track 8)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (track 7)
Gioachino Rossini (Italian composer 1792-1868) (track 13)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (tracks 4, 10)
Vincenzo Bellini (Sicilian opera composer) (– 1831) (track 6)
Richard Wagner (1843 – 1845-04-13) (track 15)
Richard Wagner (1854-06-28 – 1856-03-23) (track 2)
Giuseppe Verdi (Italian opera composer) (1871) (track 9)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 1)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 5)
Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer) (1921-03 – 1924-03) (tracks 16, 16)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (track 9)
Roberto Abbado (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (track 16)
contralto vocals:
Nathalie Stutzmann (track 12)
editor:
Monika Graul (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (track 16)
librettist:
Giuseppe Adami (tracks 16, 16)
Salvadore Cammarano (Italian librettist) (track 4)
Lorenzo Da Ponte (track 11)
Giuseppe Giacosa (track 7)
Philippe Gille (track 14)
Edmond Gondinet (track 14)
Ludovic Halévy (track 8)
Luigi Illica (track 7)
Henri Meilhac (track 8)
Gaetano Rossi (track 13)
Eugène Scribe (track 3)
Renato Simoni (tracks 16, 16)
Richard Wagner (track 2)
Felice Romani (– 1831) (track 6)
Richard Wagner (1842-06 – 1843-04) (track 15)
Antonio Ghislanzoni (1870) (track 9)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 1)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 1)
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1892) (track 5)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Vesselina Kasarova (track 11)
Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano) (track 15)
orchestra:
Münchner Rundfunkorchester (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (track 16)
soprano vocals:
Montserrat Caballé (tracks 6, 10)
Kirsten Flagstad (track 2)
Eva Mei (track 13)
Leontyne Price (soprano) (track 4)
tenor vocals:
Carlo Bergonzi (tenor) (track 10)
Jussi Björling (track 3)
Enrico Caruso (track 1)
Plácido Domingo (tracks 7, 9)
Jerry Hadley (tenor) (track 14)
Ben Heppner (track 16)
Mario Lanza (track 5)
publisher:
Casa Ricordi BMG S.p.A. (tracks 16, 16)
arrangements:
On With the Motley (for brass band, Farr) (track 5)
Pagliacci: Atto I. "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba" (Canio) (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
Pagliacci (Maynard Ferguson jazz adaptation of "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci) (track 5)
later translated versions:
El nostre heroi (tracks 16, 16)
Going to Win (tracks 16, 16)
Hear My Prayer (English translation of Nessun dorma) (tracks 16, 16)
誰も寝てはならぬ (tracks 16, 16)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (track 1)
Norma: Atto I (track 6)
Pagliacci: Atto I (track 5)
Aida: Atto Primo (track 9)
Turandot: Atto III (tracks 16, 16)
Lakmé: Acte I (track 14)
recording of:
Turandot: Atto III, Scena I. Aria “Nessun dorma” (Calaf) (1992-05-12 – 1992-05-23) (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 5–6)
translated version of: