Puccini - Manon Lescaut | Naxos - Historical 811203132

Puccini - Manon Lescaut

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Label: Naxos - Historical

Cat No: 811203132

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 4th January 2010

Contents

Artists

Maria Callas
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Giulio Fioravanti
Franco Calabrese
Dino Formichini
Fiorenza Cossotto
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Conductor

Tullio Serafin

Works

Puccini, Giacomo

Manon Lescaut

Artists

Maria Callas
Giuseppe Di Stefano
Giulio Fioravanti
Franco Calabrese
Dino Formichini
Fiorenza Cossotto
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan

Conductor

Tullio Serafin

About

Transferred by the award-winning Mark Obert-Thorn, this 1957 recording of Manon Lescaut with Maria Callas singing the title rôle and Giuseppe Di Stefano as des Grieux, was one of Callas’s last complete recordings at La Scala, Milan.

Although the strain of her recent recording of Turandot (Naxos 811133435) sometimes takes its toll, her command of Manon is complete.

Those pages that are rarely sung accurately by other lyric sopranos, for example ‘L’ora, o Tirsi’ from Act II, Callas sings with polish and precision, executing the triplets with perfect rhythmic command.

Cast:
- Manon Lescaut: Maria Callas
- Chevalier des Grieux: Giuseppe Di Stefano
- Lescaut: Giulio Fioravanti
- Geronte di Ravoir: Franco Calabrese
- Edmondo: Dino Formichini
- The Madrigal Singer: Fiorenza Cossotto

Recorded 18th-20th, 22nd and 24th-27th July, 1957, in the Teatro della Scala, Milan.

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