- Ramón Vargas (Voice)
Notes & Reviews:
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
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.
Recording information: Manhattan Center Studios, New York (08/1992).
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Puccini: Tosca / Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Richard van Allan
Verdi: Rigoletto / Pavarotti, Nucci, Anderson, Ghiaurov, Verrett
Weber: Oberon / Kaufmann, Martinpelto, Davislim
Poemes: Songs by Ravel, Messiaen, Dutilleux / Renée Fleming, soprano
Richard Strauss: Arabella / Te Kanawa, Grundheber and Fontana
Rossini: La Cenerentola / Bartoli, Matteuzzi, Dara, Corbelli, Pertusi
Glière: Symphony No. 3 "Il'ya Muromets" / Buffalo PO, Falletta
Works DetailsPuccini, 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