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Manon Lescaut (Blu-ray) - Pappano, Opolais, Kaufmann

Item# 10063029


Manon Lescaut (Blu-ray) - Pappano, Opolais, Kaufmann
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Artists:
Kristine Opolais
Jonas Kaufmann
Orchestra: Royal Opera House Orchestra
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Chorus
Label: Sony

Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut

Few operas have surpassed Manon Lescaut (1893) in the depiction of the urgency of young love. The French tale of a beautiful young woman destroyed by her conflicting needs for love and luxury had already inspired Massenet’s Manon (1884), a relatively new and immensely popular work at the time of Manon Lescaut’s premiere. Puccini made the story his own and infused it with a new level of frank emotion and a flood of melody. The opera was his first great success, leading George Bernard Shaw to name him “the successor to Verdi.”

 

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