WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
1  Countess' Cavatina (Porgi, amor) from The Marriage of Figaro 3:49
  'Hear my prayer, I humbly beg you'  
   
2  Countess and Susanna's Recitative and Duettino (Che soave zeffiretto) from The Marriage of Figaro 3:53
  'That's amazing! How did he react?' -  
  with Judith Howarth soprano  
 CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1714-1787)
3  Alceste's Aria (Ou suis-je?) from Alceste 4:54
  'Where am I?'  
   
 RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1883)
4  Elisabeth's Prayer (Allmachtige Jungfrau) from Tannhauser 4:34
  'Almighty Virgin'  
   
 BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976)
5  Embroidery Aria from Peter Grimes 4:05
  'Embroidery in childhood was a luxury of idleness'  
   
 LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
6  Leonora's Recitative and Aria (Komm, Hoffnung) from Fidelio 7:10
  'Vile murderer! Sadistic swine!' -  
  'Come hope, you faint and distant star'  
  Philharmonia Orchestra  
   
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1750)
7  Rodelinda's Aria (Se il mio duol non e si forte) from Rodelinda 5:54
  'If my pain, my bitter sighing'  
   
 CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK
8  Alceste's Aria (Grands dieux) from Alceste 3:56
  'Great Gods! Cruel fortune has cursed me'  
   
 RICHARD WAGNER
9  Elsa's Dream (Einsam in truben Tagen) from Lohengrin 7:42
  'When all my hopes departed'  
   
 GIAN CARLO MENOTTI (1911-2007)
10  Magda's Aria from The Consul 7:09
  'To this we've come'  
   
 ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1857-1957)
11  Marietta's Song (Gluck, das mir verblieb) from Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) 5:12
  'My joy lives in you'  
  with Timothy Robinson tenor  
 ANTONIN DVORAK (1841-1904)
12  'Songs my mother taught me' from Gypsy Songs, Op. 55 2:17
 FRANZ LEHAR (1870-1948)
13  Lisa and Sou-Chong's Duet (Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz geschenkt?) from The Land of Smiles 4:35
  'Love, what has given you this magic pow'r?'  
  with Timothy Robinson tenor  
 RICHARD RODGERS (1902-1979)
14  'Climb ev'ry mountain' from The Sound of Music 3:10
  Philharmonia Orchestra  
 Christine Brewer soprano
 David Parry
  21 August 2004 (track 4) and 19-21 & 23 May 2008 (other tracks)