Puccini: Manon Lescaut (DVD) – Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut (DVD) – Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Artists: Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Allen, Forbes Robinson, Robin Leggate, The Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Director: Götz Friedrich
Format: NTSC
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Kultur Video
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
Run Time: 129 minutes

“Manon,” wrote Puccini to his publisher Giulio Ricordi in 1889, “is a heroine I believe in and therefore she cannot fail to win the heart of the public.” This turned out to be a truly prophetic statement since none of Puccini’s other world successes were received on their first nights as rapturously as Manon Lescaut. The popularity of Puccini’s great masterpiece has never waned and the highly acclaimed Götz Friedrich production at Covent Garden in 1983 was hailed as an operatic milestone. Two of the world’s leading stars – Kiri Te Kanawa and Plácido Domingo – head a strong cast conducted by the brilliant Italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli.

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