Callas, Maria

Maria Callas Remastered - Puccini: Manon Lescaut [1957]

2 CD 5-inch
22 Sep 2014

Barcode: 0825646340989

Composer: Puccini
Other participants: Giuseppe di Stefano, Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala Milan, Tullio Serafin

Each act of Puccini’s episodic opera shows Manon Lescaut in a different light – from the ingénue of the first to the desperate, dying woman of the last. Though Callas never performed the role on stage, she captures every aspect of this passionate, but selfish and enigmatic character. In this particular Puccini opera, the tenor is by no means overshadowed by the soprano, and Giuseppe di Stefano duly dominates the gripping scene at at Le Havre. The young Fiorenza Cossotto – a powerhouse in roles such as Amneris and Eboli – makes a cameo appearance as the Madrigal Singer.


Manon Lescaut, Act 4: "Fra le tue braccia, amore" (Manon, Des Grieux)  - Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Tullio Serafin 

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