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Manon Lescaut Comp Live


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  • Audio CD (March 17 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B00004KDE7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,866 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'Ave, sera gentile' (Edmondo) (Studenti) (Fanciulle) (Borghesi)
2. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'L'amor? . . . l'amor?!' (Des Grieux) (Edmondo) (Studenti)
3. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde' (Des Grieux) (Edmondo) (Studenti)
4. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'Ma bravo!' (Edmondo) (Studenti) (Fanciulle) (Borghesi)
5. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'Discendono, vediam!' (Borghesi) (Edmondo) (Studenti) (Lescaut) (Oste) (Des Grieux) (Geronte)
6. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'Cortese damigella' (Des Grieux) (Manon) (Lescaut)
7. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'Donna non vidi mai' (Des Grieux)
8. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'La tua ventura ci rassicura' (Edmondo) (Studenti) (Fanciulle) (Geronte) (Lescaut) (Borghesi) (Oste)
9. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'La tua Proserpina' (Edmondo) (Des Grieux)
10. Manon Lescaut: Act 1: 'Vedete? Io son fedele' (Manon) (Des Grieux)
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Disc: 2
1. Manon Lescaut: Act 2: 'Oh, saro la piu bella!' -- 'Tu, tu, amore? Tu?!' (Manon) (Des Grieux)
2. Manon Lescaut: Act 2: 'Ah!' - 'Affe, madamigella' (Manon) (Geronte) (Des Grieux)
3. Manon Lescaut: Act 2: 'Ah! ah! . . . Liberi!' (Manon) (Des Grieux)
4. Manon Lescaut: Act 2: 'Lescaut?!' - 'Tu qui?!' (Des Grieux) (Manon) (Lescaut) (Sergente) (Geronte)
5. Manon Lescaut: Act 2: Intermezzo
6. Manon Lescaut: Act 3: 'Ansia eterna, crudel' (Des Grieux) (Lescaut) (Manon)
7. Manon Lescaut: Act 3: '. . . Kate rispose al Re' (Lampionaio) (Des Grieux) (Manon)
8. Manon Lescaut: Act 3: 'Manon, disperato e il mio prego!' (Des Grieux) (Manon)
9. Manon Lescaut: Act 3: 'All'armi! All'armi!' (Voci) (Lescaut) (Des Grieux) (Manon) (Borghesi) (Popolani) (Sergente) (Comandante)
10. Manon Lescaut: Act 3: 'Rosetta!' - 'Eh! Che aria!' (Sergente) (Borghesi) (Popolani) (Lescaut) (Manon) (Des Grieux)
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By A Customer on Feb. 3 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a record that has a lot of very different ratings by pro opera rewievers. Some rank it very good/high and others nearly rank it as a very bad performance/record (you could see what I mean by reading Amazon eds rew. and Penguin guides above).
I rank this set very high. In my opinion Muti, La Scala choir and orchestra performed excellent. Muti and his La Scala choir and orchestra do this Manon Lescaut with passion and warmth in this LIVE version from La Scala, Milan and Muti is in my opinion a very good, solid (Italian) conductor (famous).
Jose Cura is one of the great singers in our time, in the tradition of Domingo, and he show us why he is a great singer after a couple of minutes.
Maria Guleghina sings almost nearly perfect and she really shines like a superstar in act four.
The others have some small minors sometimes but also some great moments and I focus on that (the minors dont ruin this opera as they sometimes do in other records).
This is a LIVE set but coughs and so on occurs only a couple of times. You could sometimes imagine footsteps and so on (stage noises) but that is something giving you a, in this case a charming live feeling.
Beutiful sound and a very nice, informative libretto booklet, make this set a must have for Puccini fans.
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By Armindo on Dec 24 2000
Format: Audio CD
I was about to rate this version of Manon Lescaut with 3stars but I do not want to be among those who always convict new opera singers just because they don't sound like singers from the 50s or 60s or even 70s. Jose Cura and Maria Guleghina are both really nice, fresh singers and their recording of Manon Lescaut, Puccini's first success, is a proof of that.
Guleghina skillfully sings "in quelle trine morbide" as well as the most of the other parts of the opera while Cura performs a moving Des Grieux. He really has a rich, dark and enchanting tenor voice. None of them ever rivals the legendary 1954 ((P)1960) recording of the roles with Renata Tebaldi and Mario del Monaco but will anyone? It's perhaps useless to seek successors of such grand interpreters and it's much better to enjoy what the new generation, the new era has to offer us. Both Cura and Guleghina have a bright future in front of them and surely deserve it too! This is an important recording of Puccini's masterpiece that is worth buying.
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Manon Lescaut, Puccini's first big hit, has an admirable recording history, and this new release is a worthy addition to the ranks. Certainly, the piece is flawed - the Boheme-like bustle of Act 1 gives way to the meatier Act 2, where all the important action (and some not-so-important) takes place; thereafter there the tragedy races preciptously to its sun-scorched conclusion in the Louisiana desert. Massenet's version may capture better the brittleness of Manon's world and the enigmatic nature of its central character, but Puccini wins hands down in the passion stakes. The music is full of life and invention, tantalisingly foreshadowing most of the composer's later work, and the love music is as explosive and hot-blooded as much of what preceded and followed in Italian opera.
This recording is taken from live performances at La Scala in 1998. Muti's conducting is really excellent, capturing the broad sweep of the work and much of the detail. However, the set's main attraction is its leading couple. Jose Cura and Maria Guleghina look wonderful in the accompanying photographs - it's hard to imagine a better looking soprano and tenor able to sing these roles today. Guleghina is hardly a natural coquette, which means that Acts 1 and 2 suffer a little (her request for the hair curlers sounds decidedly Tosca-like) but what a vibrant and exciting voice this is! Some flat high Bs aside, she brings to Manon's arching phrases a real Puccinian "lift" and spares nothing in the last act monologue. The effect of her singing in the theatre must have been overwhelming. Cura, too, gives his considerable all.
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By A Customer on June 8 2000
Format: Audio CD
I cannot get enough of Jose Cura's voice in Manon.
His voice is electrifying, thrilling, tender, and oh so passionate. The sound quality of this live recording is superb. Guleghina is also excellent.
When is this going to be released on DVD? Please, please more live recordings of Jose Cura!
Highly recommended.
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