Manon Lescaut

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Manon Lescaut

opera live performance

Manon Lescaut

Release Date: May 17, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «Manon Lescaut»
Genres    :   Music
Production Companies    :   NVC Arts
Director    :   Götz Friedrich, Brian Large
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Abbé Prévost, Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, Giacomo Puccini, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Giulio Ricordi
RunTime    :   129 mins.

"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 was hailed as an operatic milestone. Two of the world’s leading stars--Kiri Te Kanawa and Placido Domingo--head a strong cast conducted by the brilliant Italian conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli.


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