Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Blu-ray
1 Jul 2013

Barcode: 0825646439171

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Director GRAHAM VICK
Designer RICHARD HUDSON

Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s first major success, is a work of impassioned emotions based on the 18th-century novel by Abbé Prévost, depicting the doomed infatuation of Chevalier des Grieux for beautiful, fun-loving Manon. Puccini clothes the story in warmly passionate music that makes a direct appeal to the listener’s emotions.

“It is John Eliot Gardiner’s first appearance at Glyndebourne ... the results are electrifying. He launched the prelude as if intending to get through all four acts before the interval. While he allowed his singers all the expressive space they needed, no opportunity to ratchet up the dramatic tension was overlooked. The end of the second act was thrillingly direct, the extended love-death of the last paced perfectly; like everything else in the production the playing of the London Philharmonic was polished to a high shine.” (The Guardian).

RECORDED AT GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA IN MAY 1997
REMASTERED IN HIGH DEFINITION FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPE

Edmondo ANTONELLO PALOMBI
Chevalier des Grieux PATRICK DENNISTON
Geronte di Ravoir PAOLO MONTARSOLO
Lescaut ROBERTO DE CANDIA
Manon Lescaut ADINA NITESCU
The Innkeeper RICHARD MOSLEY-EVANS
A Musician SARAH CONNOLLY
The Dancing Master CHRISTOPHER LEMMINGS
A Sergeant of Archers KEVIN SHARP
A Lamplighter MICHAEL HART-DAVIS
A Naval Captain RICHARD MOSLEY-EVANS

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
THE GLYNDEBOURNE CHORUS
Conductor JOHN ELIOT GARDINER

SUBTITLED IN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, ITALIAN

LINEAR PCM STEREO
125 MINS • ALL REGIONS • NTSC 4:3

Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Manon Lescaut Act I  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
01 Manon Lescaut Act I  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
02 Manon Lescaut Act II  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
02 Manon Lescaut Act II  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
03 Manon Lescaut Act III  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
03 Manon Lescaut Act III  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
04 Manon Lescaut Act IV  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 
04 Manon Lescaut Act IV  - Glyndebourne Festival Opera 


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