Notes & Reviews:
The story of the doomed heroine Manon Lescaut has inspired more than one composer, but is perhaps most passionately portrayed in Puccini's opera, written just ten years after Massenet's Manon. A grim story of love, betrayal, jealousy and death, it calls for dramatic, forceful performance, and gets the full treatment here in this new studio recording starring Andrea Bocelli. Now Bocelli brings the full weight of his emotionally charged personality to the tragic role of Puccini's Des Grieux. This album will be accompanied by a simultaneous release of Opera - The Ultimate Collection - a definitive collection of the best-loved arias from Andrea Bocelli.