Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Naxos: 8111030-31

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Awards:

Building a Library

First Choice - April 2006

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8111030-31
(8.111030-31)

Discs:

2

Release date:

30th Jan 2006

Barcode:

0747313303021

Length:

2 hours 25 minutes

Medium:

CD

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Puccini: Manon Lescaut


Licia Albanese (Manon Lescaut), Jussi Björling (Des Grieux), Robert Merrill (Lescaut), Franco Calabrese (Geronte/Un sergente degli arcieri), Mario Carlin (Edmondo/Il maestro di ballo/Lampionaio), Anna Maria Rota (Una voce sola), Plinio Clabassi (L'oste/Un comandante di Marina)

Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus, Jonel Perlea

Recorded 1954

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Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Act I: Ave, sera gentile (Edmondo, Students, Girls, Des Grieux)

Act I: Tra voi, belle (Des Grieux, Edmondo, Students)

Act I: Ma bravo! (Tutti)

Act I: Discendono, vediam! (Students, Girls, Edmondo, Students, Lescaut, Innkeeper, Des Grieux, Geronte)

Act I: Cortese damigella (Des Grieux, Manon)

Act I: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux)

Act I: La tua ventura ci rassicura (Edmondo, Students, Girls, Geronte, Lescaut)

Act I: Un asso – un fante (Townspeople, Students, Lescaut, Geronte, Innkeeper, Edmondo)

Act I: La tua Proserpina di resisterti (Edmondo, Des Grieux)

Act I: Vedete? Io son fedele alla parola mia (Manon, Des Grieux)

Act I: Non c’e piu vino? (Lescaut, Des Grieux, Manon, Edmondo)

Act I: Di sedur la sorellina e il momento! (Geronte, Innkeeper, Edmondo, Lescaut, Students)

Act II: Dispettosetto questo riccio! (Manon, Lescaut)

Act II: Sei splendida e lucente! (Lescaut, Manon)

Act II: In quelle trine morbide (Manon)

Act II: Poiche tu voi saper (Lescaut, Manon)

Act II: Che ceffi son costor? (Lescaut, Manon, Madrigal Singer, Singers)

Act II: Vi prego, signorina (Dancing Master, Geronte, Manon, Gentlemen, Abbes)

Act II: L’ora, o Tirsi (Manon, Gentlemen, Abbés, Geronte)

Act II: Oh, saro la piu bella! (Manon, Des Grieux)

Act II: Ah! – Affe, madimigella (Manon, Geronte, Des Grieux)

Act II: Ah, Manon, mi tradisce (Des Grieux, Manon)

Act II: Lescaut! – Tu qui? (Des Grieux, Manon, Lescaut, Sergeant, Geronte)

Act III: Intermezzo

Act III: Ansia, eternal, crudel (Des Grieux, Lescaut)

Act III: Manon! – Des Grieux! (Des Grieux, Manon, Lescaut)

Act III: E Kate rispose al Re (Lamplighter, Des Grieux, Manon)

Act III: All’armi! (Voices, Lescaut, Des Grieux, Manon, Townspeople, Sergeant, Captain)

Act III: Rosetta! (Sergeant, Townspeople, Lescaut, Manon, Des Grieux)

Act III: Presto! In fila! Marciate!...No! Pazzo son! Guardate! (Sergeant, Des Grieux, Townspeople, Captain)

Act IV: Tutta su me ti posa (Des Grieux, Manon)

Act IV: Vedi, son io che piango (Des Grieux, Manon)

Act IV: E nulla! Nulla! (Des Grieux, Manon)

Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon)

Act IV: Fra le tue braccia, amore (Manon, Des Grieux)

Charles-Simon Favart: Louise

Louise, Act III: Depuis le jour

Alfredo Catalani: La Wally

La Wally, Act I: Ebben? Ne andro lontana

Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti: Cavalleria rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana: Voi lo sapete

Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur

Adriana Lecouvreur, Act IV: Poveri fiori

Arrigo Boito: Mefistofele

Mefistofele, Act III: L’altra notte in fondo al mare

Anonymous: Bachianas brasileiras No. 5

Bachianas brasileiras No. 5 for Soprano and Cello Ensemble: I. Aria: Cantilena

Penguin Guide

2010 edition

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“With Bjoerling as Des Grieux giving one of this very finest performances on disc and with Robert Merrill in glorious voice as Lescaut, the Romanian conductor Jonel Perlea conducts one of the most passionate performances of this opera ever recorded.”

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