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Manon (CD) - Sills, Gedda, Souzay, Bacquier

Item# 1000001280

Manon (1988, 3 CD)
Composer: Jules Massenet
Release Date: May 11, 2004
Conductor: Julius Rudel

Beverly Sills
Nicolai Gedda
Gérard Souzay
Gabriel Bacquier

Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

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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