The Magical World Of Opera


6CD Set
Released June 1994
Cat No.: RDCD691-6 (RDC92361-4)
RD Code: MAG 286
Compiled by B Salthouse. Mastered by P Marchant


CD1

World’s Famous Arias

1 - La Donna E Mobile #from 'Rigoletto' - Placido Domingo, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Nello Santi - Verdi
2 - One Fine Day #from 'Madame Butterfly' - Felicia Weathers, With The Vienna Opera Orchestra Conducted By Argeo Quadri - Puccini
3 - Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen - Jose Carreras, With The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Conducted By Colin Davis - Puccini
4 - They Call Me Mimi #from 'La Boheme' - Renata Tebaldi, With The Orchestra Of The Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Conducted By Tullio Serafin - Puccini
5 - O Isis And Osiris #from 'The Magic Flute' - Martti Talvela, With The Vienna State Operat Chorus And The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By James Levine - Mozart
6 - Celeste Aida #from 'Aida' - Placido Domingo, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Erich Leinsdorf - Verdi
7 - Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep) #from 'Turandot' - Jose Carreras, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Jesus Lopez Cobos - Puccini, comp. Alfano
8 - Caro Nome #from 'Rigoletto' - Joan Sutherland, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Richard Bonynge - Verdi
9 - I'm The Factotum #from 'The Barber Of Seville' - Thomas Allen, With The Academy Of St Martin - In - The - Fields Conducted By Neville Marriner - Rossini
10 - Brindisi #from 'Cavalleria Rusticana' - Luciano Pavarotti, With The London Opera Chorus And The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Gianandrea Gavazzeni - Mascagni
11 - Stars Were Brightly Shining #from 'Tosca'~The - Giuseppe Di Stefano, With The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Herbert Von Karajan - Puccini
12 - Der Holle Rache (Queen Of The Night's Aria) #from 'The Magic Flute' - Christina Deitekom, With The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Georg Solti - Mozart

All Time Favourites

13 - Overture To 'The Marriage Of Figaro' - Douglas Gamley Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart
14 - Prelude To Act 1 Of 'La Traviata' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Verdi
15 - Prelude To Act 1 Of 'Carmen' - Arturo Basile Cond. Orchestra of The Teatro Comunale Di Bologna - Bizet
16 - Overture To 'Macbeth' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Verdi

CD2

1 - Overtue To 'The Magic Flute' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart
2 - Overture To 'The Thieving Magpie' - Gilbert Vinter Cond. The Beecham Promenade Orchestra - Rossini
3 - Prelue To 'Aida' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Verdi
4 - Prelude To 'Rigoletto' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Verdi
5 - Overture To 'William Tell' - Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma conducted by Massimo FrecciaRossini

Great Voices, Bautiful Melodies

6 - Habanera - Maria Callas, With The Orchestra Of The Paris Opera Conducted By George Pretre - Bizet
7 - On With The Motley #from 'I Pagliacci' - Placido Domingo, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Nello Santi - Leoncavallo
8 - Un Di Felice #from 'La Traviata' - Joan Sutherland And Luciano Pavarotti, With The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Richard Bonynge - Verdi
9 - Give Me Thy Hand #from 'Don Giovanni' - Bernd Weikl And Lucia Popp, With The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Georg Solti - Mozart
10 - Sempre Libera #from 'La Traviata' - Joan Sutherland, With The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Francesco Molinari - Pradelli - Verdi
11 - Miserere #from 'Il Trovatore' - Renata Tebaldi & Mario Del Monaco, With The Orch Of The Grand Theatre De Geneve And The Chorus Of The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Cond By Alberto Erede - Verdi
12 - O My Beloved Father #from 'Gianni Schicchi' - Renata Tebaldi, With The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra Conducted By Lamberto Gardelli - Puccini
13 - Solenne In Quest' Ora #from 'The Force Of Destiny' - Placido Domingo And Sherrill Milnes, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By James Levine - Verdi
14 - O Soave Franciulla #from 'La Boheme' - Placido Domingo And Montserrat Caballe, With The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Georg Solti - Puccini

CD3

1 - Barcarolle #from 'The Tales Of Hoffmann' - Joan Sutherland And Huguette Tourangeau, With The Suisse Romande Orchestra Conducted By Richard Bonynge - Offenbach
2 - I'm The Birdcatcher #from 'The Magic Flute' - Stuart Burrows, With The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sir Georg Solti - Mozart
3 - Jewel Song #from 'Faust'~The - Kiri Te Kanawa, With The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Colin Davis - Gounod
4 - Say Goodbye Now To Pastime #from 'The Marriage Of Figaro' - Jose Van Dam, With The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Herbert Von Karajan - Mozart

Unforgettable Moments

5 - Flower Duet #from 'Lakme' - Joan Sutherland And Jane Berbie, With The Orchestre National De L'Opera De Monte - Carlo Conducted By Richard Bonynge - Delibes
6 - In Questa Reggia #from 'Turandot' - Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti, With The John Alldis Choir And The London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Zubin Mehta - Puccini
7 - Sextet #from 'Lucia Di Lammermoor' - Luciano Pavarotti, Milnes, Sutherland, Ghiaurov, Tourangeau, Davies, With The Chor And Orch Of The Royal Op Hse, Covent Gdn Cond By Sir Colin Davis - Donizetti
8 - Love Duet #from 'Otello' - Placido Domingo And Katia Ricciarelli, With The Orchestra Of The National Academy Of Santa Cecilia Conducted By Gianandrea Gavazzeni - Verdi
9 - Alerte! Alerte! ... Anges Purs (Final Trio) #from 'Faust' - Kiri Te Kanawa, Francisco Araiza And Evgeny Nestorenko, With The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Colin Davis - Gounod
10 - Recitative And Trio (Soave Sia II Vento) #from 'Cosi Fan Tutte' - Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig And Walter Berry, With The Philarmonia Orchestra Conducted By Karl Bohm - Mozart
11 - Os, Saro La Piu Bella!; Tu, Tu, Amore Tu? #from 'Manon Lescaut' - Placido Domingo And Leontyne Price, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Nello Santi - Puccini
12 - Contessa Perdono! ... Finale #from 'The Marriage Of Figaro' - Ferruccio Furlanetto, Julia Varady And Full Ensemble, With The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sir Colin Davis - Mozart

CD4

World’s Favourite Choruses

1 - Chorus Of Hebrew Slaves (Va, Pensiero) #from 'Nabucco' - Ambrosian Singers, With The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Charles Gerhardt - Verdi
2 - Soldiers' Chorus #from 'Faust' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Gounod
3 - Bridal Chorus #from 'Lohengrin' - Ambrosian Singers, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin - Wagner
4 - Monks' Chorus #from 'The Force Of Destiny' - Marietta Midgeley And The Ambrosian Singers, With The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Charles Gerhardt - Verdi
5 - Sailors' Chorus #from 'The Flying Dutchman' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Wagner
6 - Zitti, Zitti #from 'Rigoletto' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Verdi
7 - Huntsmen's Chorus #from 'Der Freischutz' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Weber
8 - Anvil Chorus #from 'Il Trovatore' - Ambrosian Singers, With The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Leonard Slatkin - Verdi
9 - Pilgrims' Chorus #from 'Tannhauser' - Ambrosian Singers, With The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Leonard Smith - Wagner
10 - Smugglers' Chorus #from 'Carmen' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Bizet
11 - Slaves' Chorus #from 'Aida' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Verdi
12 - Spinning Chorus #from 'The Flying Dutchman' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Wagner
13 - Soldiers' Chorus #from 'Il Trovatore' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Verdi
14 - Scorrendo Uniti Remota Via #from 'Rigoletto' - Chorus Of The Vienna State Opera, with the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Loibner - Verdi

Magical Moments From Golden Operas

15 - Grand March And Chorus #from 'Aïda' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra And Chorus - Verdi
16 - Intermezzo #from 'Carmen' - Eric Hammerstein Cond. The London Promenade Orchestra - Bizet
17 - Grand March #from 'Tannhäuser' - Leonard Slatkin Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner
18 - Intermezzo #from 'Cavalleria Rusticana' - Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma conducted by Massimo Freccia - Mascagni

CD5

1 - Bacchanale #from 'Samson And Delilah' - Leonard Slatkin Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Saint'Saens
2 - Dance Of The Comedians #from 'The Bartered Bride' - National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Douglas Gamley - Smetana
3 - Waltz #from 'Faust' - Eric Robinson Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Gounod
4 - March #from 'Fidelio' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The National Philharmonic Orchestra - Beethoven
5 - Dance Of The Blessed Spirits #from 'Orpheus And Euridice' - Charles Gerhardt Cond. The London Promenade Orchestra - Gluck
6 - Dances #from 'William Tell' - Rene Leibowitz Cond. The RCA Italian Orchestra - Rossini

Favourites Forever

7 - Last Rose Of Summer #from 'Martha'~The - Anneliese Rothenberger, With The Orchestra Of The Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Conducted By Robert Heger - Flotow
8 - Una Furtiva Lagrima #from 'L'Elisir d'Amore' - Luciano Pavarotti, With The English Chamber Orchestra Conducted By Richard Bonynge - Donizetti
9 - Voi, Che Sapete #from 'The Marriage Of Figaro' - Fiorenza Cossotto, with The Philarmonia Orchestra Conducted By Carlo Maria Giulini - Mozart
10 - Casta Diva #from 'Norma' - Montserrat Caballe, With The Philharmonic Opera Orchestra And The Ambrosian Opera Chorus Conducted By Carlo Felice Cillario - Bellini
11 - O Star Of Eve #from 'Tannhauser' - Hermann Prey, With The Berlin Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Horst Stein - Wagner
12 - O Patria Mia #from 'Aida' - Leontyne Price, With The London Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Erich Leinsdorf - Verdi
13 - Flower Song #from 'Carmen'~The - Jose Carreras, With The Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Conducted By Jacques Delacote - Bizet
14 - Toreador's Song #from 'Carmen'~The - Jose Van Dam, With The London Philharmonic Orchestra And The John Alldis Choir Conducted By Sir Georg Solti - Bizet

CD6

1 - Musetta's Waltz Song ... Act II Finale #from 'La Boheme' - Mary Costa, Merrill, Onesti, Moffo, Tucker, Maero, Tozzi, With The Rome Opera House Orchestra And Chorus Conducted By Erich Leinsdorf - Puccini
2 - Catalogue Aria #from 'Don Giovanni'~The - Rolando Panerai, With The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Rafael Kubelik - Mozart

Timeless Souvenirs

3 - Questa O Quella #from 'Rigoletto' - Placido Domingo, With The New Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Nello Santi - Verdi
4 - Softly Awakes My Heart #from 'Samson And Delilah' - Marilyn Horne, With The Vienna Opera Orchestra Conducted By Henry Lewis - Saint - Saens
5 - Una Voce Poco Fa #from 'The Barber Of Seville' - Roberta Peters, With The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Conducted By Erich Leinsdorf - Rossini
6 - Ah, Si, Ben Mio #from 'Il Trovatore' - Luciano Pavarotti, With The National Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Richard Bonynge - Verdi
7 - O Silver Moon #from 'Rusalka' - Pilar Lorengar, With The Orchestra Of The Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Conducted By Giuseppe Patane - Dvorak
8 - Com' E Gentil #from 'Don Pasquale' - Luciano Pavarotti And The Ambrosian Singers, With The New Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Leone Magiera - Donizetti
9 - Dream Of Doretta #from 'La Rondine'~The - Renata Tebaldi, With The New Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Oliviero De Fabritiis - Puccini
10 - Bell Song #from 'Lakme'~The - Joan Sutherland, With The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Conducted By Francesco Molinari - Pradelli - Delibes
11 - Serenade #from 'The Fair Maid Of Perth' - Alfredo Kraus, With The New Philharmonic Orchestra Of Radio France Conducted By Georges Pretre - Bizet
12 - What Is Life? #from 'Orpheus And Euridice' - Luciano Pavarotti, With The Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Piero Gamba - Gluck

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