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Marc Barrard (baritone), Richard Leech (tenor), Martine Mahé (mezzo-soprano), José van Dam (baritone), Michel Plasson - Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse - Choeur Capitole Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (second vocals), Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse (second vocals), Kurt Rydl/Brussels...

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Contents

Gounod: Faust - Acte II - Scène 1 - Choeur De La Kermesse : Vin Ou Bière (Choeur, Wagner)

Work length5:02
  • Marc Barrard (baritone)
  • Choeur de l'Armée Française, Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 1991-01-01

Gounod: Faust, Acte II, Scène 5 - Valse: Ainsi que la brise légère (Choeur)

Work length2:58
  • José van Dam (baritone), Martine Mahé (mezzo-soprano), Richard Leech (tenor)
  • Choeur de l'Armée Française, Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 1991-01-01

Gounod: Faust, QUATRIÈME ACTE, Scène 3: Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux (Choeur)

Work length3:08
  • Choeur de l'Armée Française, Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 1991-02-28
  • Recording Venue: 15-28 February 1991 / Halle aux Grains, Toulouse

Gounod: Faust - Acte V - Scène 2 : Sauvée ! Christ est ressuscité (Faust)

Work length2:33
  • Richard Leech (tenor)
  • Choeur de l'Armée Française, Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 1991-01-01

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette : L'heure s'envole

Work length3:07
  • Michel Plasson, Choeur Capitole Toulouse
  • Choeur Du Capitole De Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Recorded: 1983-01-01

Gounod: Mireille - Farandole : La farandole joyeuse et folle

Work length2:49
  • Michel Plasson, Choeur Capitole Toulouse
  • Choeur Du Capitole De Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Recorded: 1979-01-01

Gounod: Mireille - Acte V : XIIX. Marche et choeur "Vous qui du haut des cieux" (Choeur)

Work length2:48
  • Choeur Capitole Toulouse, Michel Plasson (lead vocals), Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse (second vocals), Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse (second vocals)
  • Choeur Du Capitole De Toulouse
  • Recorded: 1979-01-01

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann : Drig, drig, drig, Maître Luther

Work length2:52
  • Kurt Rydl (bass)
  • Sylvain Cambreling
  • Recorded: 1986-07-31
  • Recording Venue: 25, 27, 29-30 June & July 1986 /Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

Bizet: Carmen, Act I, No.3 Choeur des Gamins: Avec la garde montante, nous arrivons, nous voilà! (Enfants)

Work length2:22
  • Choeur Les Elements, Alain Lanceron (executiveproducer)
  • Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeur d'enfants de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 2002-03-13
  • Recording Venue: 26 February - 13 March 2002 / Halle aux Grains, Toulouse

Bizet: Carmen, Act One: Carmen : La cloche a sonné...Dans l'air

Work length3:36
  • Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Anne Gotkovsky (vocals), Roberto Alagna (vocals), Nicolas Rivenq (vocals), Nicolas Cavallier (bass), Thomas Hampson (bass-baritone), Didier Chevalier (vocals), Ludovic Tézier (bass-baritone), Isabelle Cals (soprano), Elisabeth Vidal (soprano), Inva Mula (soprano), Yann Beuron (vocals)
  • Choeur Les Elements, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeur 'Les Elements', Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 2002-03-13
  • Recording Venue: 26 February - 13 March 2002 / Halle aux Grains, Toulouse

Bizet: Carmen, Act IV, No.26 Marche et Choeur: Les voici! Voici le quadrille! (Choeurs / Enfants)

Work length4:06
  • Nicolas Cavallier (bass), Nicolas Rivenq (tenor), Roberto Alagna (tenor), Stéphanie-Marie Degand (concert master conductor), Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Anne Gotkovsky (mezzo-soprano), Didier Chevalier (tenor), Elizabeth Vidal (soprano), Inva Mula (bass), Isabelle Cals (mezzo-soprano), Jeff Cohen (coach vocals), Yann Beuron (tenor)
  • Choeur Les Elements, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National du Capitol de Toulouse, La Lauzeta, Choeur D'Enfants De Toulouse, Joël Suhubiette, Choeur 'Les Elements', Choeur 'Les Éléments", François Terrieux
  • Michel Plasson, Wolff
  • Recorded: 2002-03-13
  • Recording Venue: 26 February - 13 March 2002 / Halle aux Grains, Toulouse

Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles) (new edition of original 1863 version

Work length6:10
  • John Aler (tenor), Jean-Philippe Courtis (bass), Gino Quilico (bass-baritone), Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
  • Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeurs du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson, Wolff
  • Recorded: 1989-02-06
  • Recording Venue: 29 & 31 January and 1-6 February 1989 / Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse

part orch. A. Hammond), ACTE I: Sur la grève en feu (Choeur)

Track length3:56

part orch. A. Hammond), ACTE I: Sois la bienvenue (Choeur)

Track length2:14

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles - Acte I - Une plage de l'île de Ceylan - N°5 - Air et choeur : O Dieu Brahma ! (Leïla, Nadir, Choeur)

Work length1:46
  • Michel Plasson, Choeur Capitole Toulouse, Barbara Hendricks (vocals), John Aler (vocals)
  • Choeur Du Capitole De Toulouse, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Recorded: 1989-01-01

Bizet: Les Pecheurs de Perles) (new edition of original 1863 version: part orch. A. Hammond), ACTE III - Seconde partie: Dès que le soleil (Choeur)

Work length2:01
  • John Aler (tenor), Jean-Philippe Courtis (bass), Gino Quilico (bass-baritone), Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
  • Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeurs du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson, Wolff
  • Recorded: 1989-02-06
  • Recording Venue: 29 & 31 January and 1-6 February 1989 / Halle-aux-Grains, Toulouse

Massenet: Hérodiade - Acte IV - 1er Tableau - Scène XIV : Romains ! Romains ! Nous Sommes Romains ! (Choeur)

Work length5:46
  • Choeur Capitole Toulouse, Ben Heppner (tenor), Cheryl Studer (soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (tenor), Jean-Philippe Courtis (bass-baritone), José van Dam (baritone), Marcel Vanaud (bass-baritone), Martine Olmeda (mezzo-soprano), Nadine Denize (mezzo-soprano), Sociedad Coral De Bilbao (performed by), Thomas Hampson (bass-baritone)
  • Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Choeur du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 1994-01-01

 Excerpt, Roussel: Padmâvatî

Work length12:04
  • Orfeón Donostiarra, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse
  • Michel Plasson
  • Recorded: 1982-11-19
  • Recording Venue: 17-19/11/82 - 1-3/07/1983 Halle-aux-grains, Toulouse, France

Verdi: Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Work length2:49
  • Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro dell'Opera, Roma
  • Thomas Schippers
  • Recorded: 1964-08-01
  • Recording Venue: July & August 1964, Opera House, Rome

Verdi: Il Trovatore (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3 Scene 1: Or co' dadi, ma fra poco (Soldiers, Ferrando) (Soldiers' Chorus) (1990 Digital Remaster)

Work length4:11
  • Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma & Sir John Barbirolli, Ferruccio Mazzoli (bass), Ferruccio Mazoli (bass)
  • Coro del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma, Gianni Lazzari, Teatro dell'Opera, Roma, Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma
  • Thomas Schippers
  • Recorded: 1964-08-07
  • Recording Venue: 6-12, 14, 17, 19, 31 July and 7 August 1964 / Teatro dell'Opera, Roma

Verdi: Gli arredi festivi (from Nabucco)

Work length5:10
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1991-07-16
  • Recording Venue: 1-5,10,16 July 1991/Abanella Milano

Verdi: Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Work length4:58
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1991-07-16
  • Recording Venue: 1-5,10,16 July 1991/Abanella Milan

Verdi: Evviva!? Beviamo! (from Ernani)

Work length3:53
  • John Stein (lead vocals), Julian Smith (lead vocals)
  • Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orchestra
  • Richard Armstrong
  • Recorded: 1979-09-01
  • Recording Venue: 31 August & 1 September 1979 / Students' Union Hall, Cardiff, Wales

Verdi: Ernani (1996 Digital Remaster), Act III: Un patto! un giuramento!...Si ridesti il Leon di Castiglia

Work length2:01
  • John Stein (lead vocals), Julian Smith (lead vocals)
  • Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orchestra
  • Richard Armstrong
  • Recorded: 1979-09-01
  • Recording Venue: 31 August & 1 September 1979 / Students' Union Hall, Cardiff, Wales

Verdi: Zitti, Zitti (from Rigoletto)

Work length1:48
  • Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma & Sir John Barbirolli
  • Coro del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma, Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Teatro dell'Opera, Roma
  • Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Recorded: 1988-01-01
  • Recording Venue: July 1967, Rome Opera House

Verdi: La Traviata (1988 Digital Remaster), Act II, Scene II

Work length5:46
  • Delia Wallis (mezzo-soprano), Keith Erwen (tenor), Richard van Allan (bass), Robert Lloyd (bass)
  • John Alldis Choir, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Aldo Ceccato
  • Recorded: 1971-07-31
  • Recording Venue: July 1971/All Saint's Church, London

Noi siamo zingarelle (Zingare / Coro / Flora / Marchese)

Track length2:43

Di Madride noi siam mattadori (Gastone / Mattadori / Tutti)

Track length3:03

 Excerpt, Verdi: Attila

Work length3:33
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1989-07-01
  • Recording Venue: July 1989: Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Urli, rapine (Prologo)

Track length2:04

Viva il ré dalla mille foreste (Prologo)

Track length1:29

 Excerpt, Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata

Work length9:34
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1991-07-16
  • Recording Venue: 1-5,10,16 July 1991/Abanella Milan

Gerusalem!

Track length5:38

O Signore, del tetto natio (Chorus)

Track length3:56

Verdi: Patria oppressa (from Macbeth)

Work length7:04
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
  • Lamberto Gardelli
  • Recorded: 1971-09-07
  • Recording Venue: 5 & 7 September 1971 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani (1996 Digital Remaster), Act V (1996 Digital Remaster): Si celebri alfine tra canti, tra fior

Work length2:53
  • Julian Smith (lead vocals), John Stein (lead vocals)
  • Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orchestra
  • Richard Armstrong
  • Recorded: 1979-09-01
  • Recording Venue: 31 August & 1 September 1979 / Students' Union Hall, Cardiff, Wales

Verdi: Nella guerra, è la follia (from La forza del destino)

Work length2:04
  • Mirella Freni (soprano), Dolora Zajick (mezzo-soprano)
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1986-07-31
  • Recording Venue: July 1986. Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Verdi: Otello (1994 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO / ACT 1 / ERSTER AKT / PREMIER ACTE, Prima scena / Scene 1 / Erste Szene / Première Scène: Fuoco di gioia! ... (Ciprioti)

Work length3:05
  • Upton House School Boys' Choir, Piero de Palma (vocals), Leonardo Monreale (bass), Hammersmith County School Girls' Choir, Florindo Andreolli (vocals), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass-baritone), Glynne Thomas (bass-baritone), Alfredo Giacomotti (bass), James McCracken (soprano), Anna Di Stasio (mezzo-soprano), Hammersmith County School Girl's Choir (lead vocals), Dame Gwyneth Jones (soprano), Upton House School Boy's Choir (lead vocals)
  • Ambrosian Singers, New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir John Barbirolli
  • Recorded: 1994-01-01
  • Recording Venue: 12-23 August, 30 October & 2 November 1968, Walthamstow Town Hall & No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Verdi: Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza (from Don Carlo)

Work length4:36
  • John McCarthy (director)
  • Ambrosian Singers, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Carlo Maria Giulini
  • Recorded: 1970-08-31
  • Recording Venue: 18-31 August 1970 / Walthamstow Town Hall

Verdi: Gloria all'Egitto (from Aida)

Work length7:20
  • Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Orch.Of Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
  • Lamberto Gardelli
  • Recorded: 1971-09-07
  • Recording Venue: 5 & 7 September 1971 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (1987 - Remaster): Gli aranci olezzano (Chorus)

Work length8:04
  • Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1979-08-07
  • Recording Venue: 2-7 August 1979, Watford Town Hall, and St Augustine's, Kilburn (off-stage chorus with organ) London

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana: Regina Coeli ... Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto

Work length5:39
  • Astrid Varnay (soprano), Montserrat Caballé (soprano)
  • Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1979-08-07
  • Recording Venue: 2-7 August 1979, Watford Town Hall, and St Augustine's, Kilburn (off-stage chorus with organ) London

Mascagni: Iris (1990 Digital Remaster): L'aurora: Son io! Son lo la vita! (Hymn to the Sun, Act 1)

Work length10:37
  • Coro del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma, Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Teatro dell'Opera, Roma
  • Gabriele Santini
  • Recorded: 1962-07-31
  • Recording Venue: July 1962/Opera House, Rome

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, Atto Primo, Scena prima / Scene 1 / Erste Szene / Première Scène: Don, Din, Don, Din.... (Coro)

Work length2:27
  • José Carreras, Southend Boys' Choir (lead vocals)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers
  • Riccardo Muti
  • Recorded: 1979-06-04
  • Recording Venue: 30-31 May & 1-2, 4 June 1979, Kingsway Hall, London

Giordano, U: O Pastorelle, Addio (from Andrea Chénier)

Work length2:35
  • Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Bernard Haitink
  • Recorded: 1989-02-28
  • Recording Venue: 26-28 February 1989/No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London

Boito: Prologue from "Mefistofele"

Work length10:12
  • John McCarthy (director), Russell Burgess (director)
  • Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir
  • Julius Rudel
  • Recorded: 1973-07-25
  • Recording Venue: 16/17/19-21/23-25 July 1973. No.1 Studio Abbey Road & Kingsway Hall, London

Ave, Signor degli angeli e dei santi (La falangi celesti)

Track length3:34

Salve, Regina! (Le penitenti / Falangi celesti / Cherubini)

Track length6:38

Boito: Mefistofele (1997 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 1

Work length7:05
  • John McCarthy (director), Russell Burgess (director)
  • Ambrosian Singers, London Symphony Orchestra, Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir
  • Julius Rudel
  • Recorded: 1973-07-25
  • Recording Venue: 16/17/19-21/23-25 July 1973. No.1 Studio Abbey Road & Kingsway Hall, London

Perchè di là? (Coro)

Track length4:09

Juhé! Juhé! Juheisa! Juhé! (Coro)

Track length2:56

Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Feste! Pane!

Work length2:56
  • Piero Cappuccilli (bass-baritone)
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Antonino Votto
  • Recorded: 1959-09-11
  • Recording Venue: 4-11 September 1959, La Scala, Milan

Puccini: Humming Chorus (from Madama Butterfly)

Work length3:10
  • Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Lamberto Gardelli
  • Recorded: 1971-09-07
  • Recording Venue: 5 & 7 September 1971 / No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road , London

Puccini: Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Gira la cote! Gira! (Crowd, Executioner's men)

Work length2:15
  • José Carreras (tenor), Michel Sénéchal (tenor), Mirella Freni (soprano), Montserrat Caballé (soprano), Paul Plishka (double bass)
  • Choeurs de l'Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alain Lombard
  • Recorded: 1977-08-31
  • Recording Venue: 22-31 August 1977 / Palais de Musique, Strasbourg

Puccini: Turandot: Turandot : Perchè tarda la luna?...Là, sui monti dell'est

Work length4:46
  • Montserrat Caballé (soprano), Alberto Cupido (vocals), José Carreras (vocals), Paul Plishka (bass), Mirella Freni (soprano), Remy Corazza (vocals), Eva Saurova (mezzo-soprano), Petra Malakova (soprano), Eduard Tumagian (bass-baritone), Riccardo Cassinelli (tenor), Vicente Sardinero (bass-baritone), Michel Sénéchal (tenor), Ricardo Cassinelli (vocals), Petranka Malakova (boy soprano), Edward Toumajian (bass-baritone)
  • Choeurs de l'Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alain Lombard
  • Recorded: 1977-08-31
  • Recording Venue: 22-31 August 1977 / Palais de Musique, Strasbourg

Puccini: Turandot (1994 - Remaster), Act II, Scene 2: Ai tuoi peidi ci prostriam (Crowd)

Work length2:04
  • Choeurs de l'Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alain Lombard
  • Recorded: 1977-08-31
  • Recording Venue: 22-31 August 1977 / Palais de Musique, Strasbourg