FRANCESCO CILEA Italian (1866-1950)
1  Princess of Bouillon's aria from Adriana Lecouvreur 4:18
  'The torment of desire, exquisite torture' -  
  'Star of the Evening'  
  (O vagabonda stella d'oriente)  
 GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848)
2  Leonora's aria from La favorita (The Mistress) 8:02
  'Can I believe it?' -  
  'Oh my beloved' -  
  'I submit to heav'nly powers!'  
  (O, mio Fernando)  
   
 GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813-1901)
3  Azucena's canzone from Il trovatore (The Troubadour) 2:54
  'Fierce flames are raging'  
  (Stride la vampa)  
   
 AMILCARE PONCHIELLI (1834-1886)
4  Gioconda and Laura's duet from La Gioconda 3:43
  'My curse upon you!' -  
  'Love like mine is the light of creation'  
  (L'amo come il fulgor del creato)  
  with Susan Patterson soprano  
   
 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
5  Donna Elvira's recitative and aria from Don Giovanni 5:46
  'To what atrocity' -  
  'That ungrateful man betrayed me'  
  (Mi tradì)  
 RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)
6  Adriano's scene from Rienzi 9:19
  'Oh righteous God' -  
  'Where was I?'  
  (Wo war ich?)  
 GAETANO DONIZETTI
7  Leonora and Fernando's duet from La favorita 10:26
  'You, most courteous maiden' -  
  'My beloved'  
  (Ah, mio bene)  
  with Colin Lee tenor and Fflur Wyn soprano  
   
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
8  Juno's area from Semele 3:40
  'Hence, Iris hence away!'  
 GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868)
9  Tancredi's aria from Tancredi 2:56
  'Tell me, my beating heart'  
  (di tanti palpiti)  
   
 VINCENZO BELLINI (1801-1835
10  Norma and Adalgisa's duet from Norma 10:49
  'Take my children' -  
  'See, O Norma'  
  (Mira, O Norma)  
  with Susan Patterson soprano  
   
 GIUSEPPE VERDI
11  Princess Eboli's aria from Don Carlos 4:35
  'O hated gift'  
  (O don fatale)  
   
 CHARLES-FRANCOIS GOUNOD (1818-1893)
12  Juliet's Waltz Song from Romeo and Juliet 3:44
  (Je veux vivre)  
 Jennifer Larmore
 David Parry
  12-15 September 2006