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Massenet: Manon / Barenboim/Staats Kapelle Berlin, Netrebko, Villazon [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Massenet, Jules : Manon
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The setting in this production has been updated to the 1950s and the entire opera takes place as if Manon were the star of her own film. Indeed, Netrebko transforms her character from the innocence of Audrey Hepburn through the voluptuousness of Marilyn Monroe into the tragedy of Ingrid Bergman. The work of director Vincent Paterson, known for his work on Broadway and in music videos, is especially effective in creating an energetic and ultimately tragic performance with stunning visual splendor. Netrebko and Villazon, the true dream-team for this opera, are joined by the conductor Daniel Barenboim who leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in a spontaneous and passionate performance.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 182 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: French, German, English, Spanish, Chinese


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Works Details

>Massenet, Jules : Manon
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Matthias Vieweg (Bass); Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Gal James (Mezzo Soprano); Christof Fischesser (Bass); Silvia De La Muela (Mezzo Soprano); Alfredo Daza (Baritone); Rémy Corazza (Baritone); Hanan Alattar (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Ensemble: Staatsopernchor Dresden
  • Running Time: 182 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883-1884