Manon (Blu-ray) - Netrebko, Villazon
Composer: Jules Massenet
Release Date: November 18, 2008
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Berlin
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Language: English (DTS-HD 5.1)
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish
Run Time: 177 minutes
Massenet's Manon is all about glamour, beauty and youth, and if there is a couple on the international opera scene able to embody those elements, it is the gifted Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon.
Massenet’s most popular work, based on Abbe Prévost’s novel Manon Lescaut, premiered at Paris’s Opéra-Comique in 1884. Laurent Pelly, who created the Met’s new production of the opera, says: “Manon is an adventure that amuses, moves, and frightens us. The title character is lively, free, young, and feckless—and she manipulates all the men around her purely for her own pleasure. Anna Netrebko is remarkable in the part—she has sex appeal, a bewitching voice, and she is an extraordinary actress.”
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