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Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)

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Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)

Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | 7.42 Gb (DVD9) | 129 min
Classical | NVS ARTS | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Japanese

This famous production of Manon Lescaut from The Royal Opera, recorded in 1983, features two of the biggest stars in opera, Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa, in their vocal prime. Placido Domingo’s performance of Des Grieux is considered to be unsurpassed. Conductor Guiseppe Sinopoli made his British operatic debut with this production. Puccini’s first masterpiece was rapturously received on its first night. It has his hallmark sensuality and also a youthful freshness, its untamed outpouring of melody just as passionate as his more famous operas, La Boheme, Tosca and Madame Butterfly. The role of Des Grieux is one of the most taxing in the tenor repertoire and Domingo’s passionate portrayal is one of his greatest achievements.
"Placido Domingo’s magnificent singing as Des Grieux was cause for drop-jawed wonder" (The Spectator)
Conductor Guiseppe Sinopoli is "one of the opera world’s hottest properties … he sets scores ablaze" (The Times).

Cast:
Manon Lescaut - Kiri Te Kanawa
Chevalier des Grieux - Plácido Domingo
Lescaut's brother - Thomas Allen
Geronte - Forbes Robinson
Edmond - Robin Leggate
The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor - Giuseppe Sinopoli

Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)
Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)
Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)
Giuseppe Sinopoli, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo - Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2003/1983)