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Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_table_infobox_0

Manon LescautManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_0_0_0
LibrettistManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_0_1_0 Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_0_1_1
LanguageManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_0_2_0 ItalianManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_0_2_1
Based onManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_0_3_0 Abbé Prévost's novel Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux, et de Manon LescautManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_0_3_1
PremiereManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_0_4_0 1 February 1893 (1893-02-01)

Teatro Regio, TurinManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_0_4_1

Manon Lescaut (Italian: [maˈnɔn leˈsko) is an Italian-language opera in four acts composed by Giacomo Puccini between 1889 and 1892 to a libretto by Luigi Illica, Marco Praga and Domenico Oliva, based on the 1731 novel Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux, et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_0

The opera was first performed in 1893 in Turin, at the Teatro Regio. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_1

Composition history Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_0

The libretto is in Italian, and was cobbled together by five librettists whom Puccini employed: Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marco Praga, Giuseppe Giacosa, Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_2

The publisher, Giulio Ricordi, and the composer himself also contributed to the libretto. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_3

So confused was the authorship of the libretto that no one was credited on the title page of the original score. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_4

However, it was Illica and Giacosa who completed the libretto and went on to contribute the libretti to Puccini's next three – and most successful – works, La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_5

Puccini took some musical elements in Manon Lescaut from earlier works he had written. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_6

For example, the madrigal Sulla vetta tu del monte from act 2 echoes the Agnus Dei from his 1880 Messa a quattro voci. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_7

Other elements of Manon Lescaut come from his compositions for strings: the quartet Crisantemi (January 1890), three Menuets (probably 1884) and a Scherzo (1883?). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_8

The love theme comes from the aria Mentia l'avviso (1883). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_9

Performance history Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_1

Puccini's publisher, Ricordi, had been against any project based on Prévost's story because Jules Massenet had already made it into a successful opera, Manon, in 1884. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_10

While Puccini and Ricordi may not have known it, the French composer Daniel Auber had also already written an opera on the same subject with the title Manon Lescaut, in 1856. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_11

Despite all the warnings, Puccini proceeded. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_12

"Manon is a heroine I believe in and therefore she cannot fail to win the hearts of the public. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_13

Why shouldn't there be two operas about Manon? Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_14

A woman like Manon can have more than one lover." Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_15

He added, "Massenet feels it as a Frenchman, with powder and minuets. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_16

I shall feel it as an Italian, with a desperate passion." Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_17

The first performance of Manon Lescaut took place in the Teatro Regio in Turin on 1 February 1893; it was Puccini's third opera and his first great success. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_18

The opera was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York on 18 January 1907 in the presence of the composer with Lina Cavalieri in the title role, Enrico Caruso as des Grieux, Antonio Scotti as Lescaut, and Arturo Vigna conducting. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_19

Roles Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_2

Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_table_general_1

RoleManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_1_0_0 Voice typeManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_1_0_1 Premiere cast, 1 February 1893

(Conductor: Alessandro Pomè)Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_1_0_2

Manon LescautManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_1_0 sopranoManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_1_1 Cesira FerraniManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_1_2
Lescaut, her brother and guardian, a sergeant in the King's guardManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_2_0 baritoneManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_2_1 Achille MoroManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_2_2
Chevalier Renato des Grieux, a studentManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_3_0 tenorManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_3_1 Giuseppe CremoniniManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_3_2
Geronte di Revoir, Treasurer GeneralManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_4_0 bassManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_4_1 Alessandro PoloniniManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_4_2
Edmondo, a studentManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_5_0 tenorManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_5_1 Roberto RaminiManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_5_2
InnkeeperManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_6_0 bassManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_6_1 Augusto CastagnolaManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_6_2
SingerManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_7_0 mezzo-sopranoManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_7_1 Elvira CeresoliManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_7_2
Dance MasterManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_8_0 tenorManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_8_1 Roberto RaminiManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_8_2
LamplighterManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_9_0 tenorManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_9_1 Roberto RaminiManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_9_2
Sergeant of the Royal ArchersManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_10_0 bassManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_10_1 Ferdin CattadoriManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_10_2
Naval CaptainManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_11_0 bassManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_11_1 Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_11_2
HairdresserManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_12_0 silentManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_12_1 Augusto GhinghiniManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_12_2
Singers, old beaux and abbés, girls, townsfolk, students, courtesans, archers, sailorsManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_1_13_0

Synopsis Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_3

Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_description_list_0

  • Time: The second half of the eighteenth century.Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_item_0_0
  • Places: Amiens, Paris, Le Havre, New Orleans.Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_item_0_1

Act 1 Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_4

Amiens: A large public square near the Paris Gate Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_20

Off the square is an Avenue on one side and an Inn on the other, with a balcony. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_21

It is evening, townspeople, soldiers and a crowd of male students and girls stroll through the avenue and square while others gather in groups. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_22

Some are seated at the tables outside the Inn, drinking and gambling. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_23

Edmondo sings a song of youthful pleasure (Edmondo, chorus of students, girls and townspeople: Ave, sera gentile – Hail gentle evening). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_24

Des Grieux enters, and they greet him, but he is melancholic and does not join the others, singing cynically of love (des Grieux, Edmondo, chorus: L'amor?, L'amor? Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_25 non conosco! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_26

– Love?, Love?...I know nothing of that). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_27

They joke with him and provoke him to feign flirtation with the girls (des Grieux: Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde – Among you beauties, dark and fair); (Edmondo, chorus: Ma, bravo! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_28

). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_29

A postillion horn is heard and the carriage from Arras pulls up at the Inn, as the crowd peers in to see who the passengers are (Chorus: Giunge il cocchio d'Arras! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_30

– Here comes the Arras coach!) Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_31

Lescaut (Manon's brother), then an elderly treasurer-general, Geronte di Ravoir, descend from the coach, Geronte helping Manon, then the remainder of the passengers. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_32

The crowd comments (Chorus, Edmondo, Lescaut, des Grieux, Geronte: Discendono, vediam! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_33

– Look, they are getting down!) Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_34

Edmondo and the students admire Manon (Chi non darebbe a quella donnina bella? Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_35

– Who would not give to that beautiful young woman?). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_36

Des Grieux is also smitten (Dio, quanto è bella! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_37

– Dear God, such beauty!). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_38

The other passengers enter the Inn, while Lescaut signals Manon to wait for him. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_39

She sits, as des Grieux, who has been fixated on her, approaches her and declares his feelings for her (des Grieux, Manon,: Cortese damigella – Gentle lady), only to learn she is destined for a convent at the will of her father. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_40

He offers to help her, and when Lescaut calls her he begs her to meet him later; she reluctantly agrees. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_41

After Manon leaves, des Grieux sings of his feelings for her (des Grieux: Donna non vidi mai – Never before have I beheld a woman such as this). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_42

The students and girls, who have been observing the couple, comment mockingly on his good fortune (Edmondo, students: La tua ventura ci rassicura – Your good fortune encourages us). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_43

Lescaut and Geronte descend and converse in the square about Manon's fate, observed by Edmondo. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_44

Geronte, who also is captivated by Manon, says she would be wasted in a convent. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_45

On hearing his fellow traveller's opinion, Lescaut begins to reconsider his task of escorting his sister to the convent. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_46

The students invite Lescaut to join in their card game. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_47

Geronte observes that Lescaut is preoccupied with the game and discloses his plan to abduct Manon and take her to Paris to the Innkeeper, offering him money for assistance and his silence. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_48

Edmondo overhears the plan and informs des Grieux (Edmondo: Cavaliere, te la fanno! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_49

– Sir, they are outwitting you!). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_50

He offers to help des Grieux, arranging for the card players to keep Lescaut occupied. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_51

Manon slips out of the inn to meet des Grieux as promised (Manon: Vedete? Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_52

Io son fedele alla parola mia – You see? Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_53

I am faithful to my word). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_54

He declares his love for her and advises her of the plot to abduct her, while Edmondo arranges for the carriage Geronte has hired to take the couple to Paris. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_55

They leave together just as Geronte arrives, ready to execute his plans (Geronte: Di sedur la sorellina e il momento! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_56

– The moment to seduce the little sister has arrived). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_57

Geronte is taunted by Edmondo. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_58

Realising he has been tricked, Geronte urges Lescaut to follow the departed pair. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_59

The more pragmatic Lescaut advises him that the pair will soon run out of money, and then Manon will be his. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_60

Act 2 Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_5

A room in Geronte's house in Paris Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_61

(Puccini omits the part of the novel in which Manon and des Grieux live together for a few months, and Manon leaves des Grieux when his money has run out.) Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_62

Manon is now Geronte's mistress. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_63

Manon and her hairdresser are in the room when Lescaut enters (Manon, Lescaut: Dispettosetto questo riccio! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_64

); (Lescaut: Sei splendida e lucente!). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_65

She tells him that Geronte is too old and wicked; he bores her. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_66

Manon is sad, and her thoughts turn to des Grieux (Manon: In quelle trine morbide); (Lescaut, Manon: Poiché tu vuoi saper). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_67

Musicians hired by Geronte enter to amuse her (Madrigal: Sulla vetta tu del monte); (Manon, Lescaut: Paga costor). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_68

Geronte brings a dancing master; they dance a minuet, then she sings a gavotte (Dancing master, Geronte, Manon, chorus: Vi prego, signorina [minuet]); (Manon, Geronte, chorus: L'ora, o Tirsi, è vaga e bella). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_69

After dancing, Geronte and the musicians leave the house. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_70

Dismayed that his sister is unhappy living with Geronte, Lescaut goes to find des Grieux. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_71

Des Grieux appears in Geronte's house (Manon, des Grieux: Oh, sarò la più bella! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_72

– This love's own magic spell). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_73

As des Grieux and Manon renew their vows of love, Geronte returns unexpectedly. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_74

He salutes the couple, reminding Manon of his many favors to her, including some precious jewels. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_75

She replies that she cannot love him (Geronte, des Grieux, Manon: Affè, madamigella). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_76

Bowing low, he leaves them. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_77

Manon rejoices in their freedom (Manon: Ah! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_78

Ah! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_79

Liberi! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_80

); (des Grieux: "Ah, manon, mi tradisce il tuo folle pensiero). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_81

Lescaut urges them to leave the house at once, but Manon hesitates at the thought of leaving her jewels and pretty frocks. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_82

Again, Lescaut enters in breathless haste, making signs that they must depart immediately. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_83

Manon snatches up her jewels, and they go to the door. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_84

It has been locked by Geronte's order. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_85

Soldiers appear to arrest Manon who, in trying to escape, drops the jewels at Geronte's feet. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_86

She is dragged away and des Grieux is not permitted to follow her (des Grieux, Manon, Lescaut, sergeant, Geronte: Lescaut! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_87

– Tu qui? Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_88

). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_89

(Intermezzo: The journey to Le Havre.) Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_90

His various efforts to have Manon released and even to free her by force having failed, des Grieux follows her to Le Havre. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_91

Act 3 Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_6

A square near the harbor in Le Havre Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_92

At dawn Manon is with the other imprisoned courtesans (des Grieux, Lescaut, Manon: Ansia eterna, crudel). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_93

Lescaut has bribed a guard to let des Grieux speak with Manon. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_94

Talking to her through the bars, he learns that she is to be deported to Louisiana. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_95

A lamplighter passes, singing a song as he extinguishes the lights (Lamplighter, des Grieux, Manon: E Kate ripose al re); (des Grieux, Manon: Manon, disperato è il mio prego). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_96

They attempt a rescue, but in vain. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_97

The guard appears, escorting a group of women, who are going on the same ship as Manon. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_98

She walks among them, pale and sad. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_99

The crowd makes brutal comments during the roll call of the courtesans (Chorus, Lescaut, des Grieux, Manon: All'armi! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_100

All'armi! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_101

), but Lescaut inspires pity for Manon (Sergeant, chorus, Lescaut, Manon, des Grieux: Rosetta! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_102

– Eh, che aria! Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_103

). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_104

Des Grieux, in despair at the idea of being separated from Manon forever, goes to her side. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_105

He tries to seize her but is pushed away by the sergeant. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_106

However, the captain of the ship sees his intense grief (des Grieux: Pazzo son!) Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_107

and allows him to board the ship. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_108

Act 4 Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_7

A vast plain near the outskirts of the New Orleans territory Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_109

Having fled the jealous intrigues of New Orleans, the lovers make their way across a desert to seek refuge in a British settlement. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_110

(Louisiana, however, has no desert.) Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_111

Wandering in the desert, the ailing Manon is exhausted. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_112

She falls and cannot go any farther (des Grieux, Manon: Tutta su me ti posa); (des Grieux: Vedi, son io che piango); (Manon, des Grieux: Sei tu che piangi). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_113

Des Grieux is alarmed by Manon's appearance and goes to look for water. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_114

While he is gone, Manon recalls her past and muses about her fatal beauty and her fate (Manon: Sola, perduta, abbandonata). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_115

Des Grieux returns, having been unable to find water. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_116

Manon bids him a heart-rending farewell, however not before complaining about how her life has not been fair and that she is no longer beautiful. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_117

Before dying in his arms Manon asks des Grieux to tell her how beautiful she used to be, and how he must forgive her wrongdoings and faults before she dies, not listening to him repeat how much he loves her and will miss her. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_118

Overcome by grief at the death of his vain and selfish lover, des Grieux collapses across her body (Manon, des Grieux: Fra le tue braccia, amore). Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_119

Instrumentation Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_8

The opera is scored for piccolo (doubling 3rd flute), two flutes, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, bass clarinet, two bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, bass tuba, timpani, triangle, drum, tam-tam, bass drum, cymbals, glockenspiel, celesta, harp, and strings, together with offstage flute, offstage cornet, offstage bell, offstage drum, and offstage sleigh bells. Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_sentence_120

Recordings Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_section_9

Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_table_general_2

YearManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_2_0_0 Cast

(Manon Lescaut, des Grieux, Lescaut)Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_2_0_1


Opera house and orchestraManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_2_0_2

LabelManon Lescaut (Puccini)_header_cell_2_0_3
1931Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_1_0 Maria Zamboni,

Francesco Merli, Enrico MolinariManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_1_1

Lorenzo Molajoli,

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_1_2

CD: Arkadia

Cat: 78014Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_1_3

1953Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_2_0 Clara Petrella,

Vasco Campagnano, Saturno MelettiManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_2_1

Federico Del Cupolo,

RAI (Turin) Orchestra and ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_2_2

CD: Warner Fonit

Cat: 8573 87474-2Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_2_3

1954Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_3_0 Licia Albanese,

Jussi Björling, Robert MerrillManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_3_1

Jonel Perlea,

Rome Opera orchestra and chorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_3_2

CD: RCA Victor

Cat: 60573-2-RGManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_3_3

1954Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_4_0 Renata Tebaldi,

Mario Del Monaco, Mario BorielloManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_4_1

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli,

Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma orchestra and chorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_4_2

CD: Decca

Cat: SXL 6011Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_4_3

1957Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_5_0 Maria Callas,

Giuseppe Di Stefano, Giulio FioravantiManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_5_1

Tullio Serafin,

La Scala Orchestra and ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_5_2


Cat: CDS5 56301 2 (Mono)Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_5_3

1971Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_6_0 Montserrat Caballé,

Plácido Domingo, Vicente SardineroManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_6_1

Bruno Bartoletti,

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_6_2

CD: EMI Classic

Cat: 7 47736-8Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_6_3

1980Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_7_0 Renata Scotto,

Plácido Domingo, Pablo ElviraManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_7_1

James Levine,

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_7_2

DVD: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat: 00440 073 4241Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_7_3

1984Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_8_0 Kiri Te Kanawa,

Plácido Domingo, Thomas AllenManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_8_1

Giuseppe Sinopoli,

Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus (Recording of a performance at Covent Garden, 17 May)Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_8_2

DVD: Kultur Video

Cat: 5046671742Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_8_3

1984Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_9_0 Mirella Freni,

Plácido Domingo,Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_9_1

Giuseppe Sinopoli,

Philharmonia Orchestra Royal Opera House ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_9_2

CD: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat: 413 893-2Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_9_3

1992Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_10_0 Miriam Gauci,

Kaludi Kaludov,Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_10_1

Alexander Rahbari,

BRT Philharmonic Orchestra and chorus Jaak Gregor ChoirManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_10_2

CD: Naxos

Cat: 8.506028Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_10_3

1993Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_11_0 Mirella Freni,

Luciano Pavarotti, Dwayne CroftManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_11_1

James Levine,

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_11_2

CD: Decca

Cat: 440 200-2Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_11_3

1998Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_12_0 Maria Guleghina,

José Cura, Lucio GalloManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_12_1

Riccardo Muti,

La Scala Orchestra and ChorusManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_12_2

CD: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat: 463 186-2Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_12_3

2014Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_13_0 Ana María Martínez,

Andrea Bocelli, Javier ArreyManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_13_1

Plácido Domingo,

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Coro de la Generalitat ValencianaManon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_13_2

CD: Decca

Cat: 478 7490Manon Lescaut (Puccini)_cell_2_13_3

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