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Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Freni, Pavarotti, Croft, Vargas, Bartoli

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>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut

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>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Penguin Guide
With Luciano Pavarotti as a powerful Des Grieux, James Levine conducts a comparably big-boned performance of Manon Lescaut, bringing out the red-blooded drama of Puccini's first big success, while not ignoring its warmth and tender poetry... The rest of the cast is strong too, with Dwayne Croft a magnificent Lescaut

Gramophone Magazine
Levine conveys the tensions and atmosphere of a stage performance in a way that plainly owes much to his experience at the Metropolitan... it avoids the feeling of a studio performance... .[Pavarotti], characteristically, points word meaning with a bright-eyed intensity that compels attention.

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Recording information: Manhattan Center Studios, New York (08/1992).



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
  • Performer: Ramón Vargas (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893