Manon Lescaut (complete opera)

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PUCCINI
Manon Lescaut (complete opera)
Mirella Freni, Placido Domingo, Renato Bruson / Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden /

[ Deutsche Grammophon Grand Prix / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 1 May 2007

"The sound is consistently spacious and free to bring out the strongly dramatic and characterful qualities of Sinopoli's reading" - Gramophone

"Sinopoli's brilliant version of Puccini's first fully successful opera […] is the most sensuous-sounding reading on record", wrote the Penguin Guide when this recording was first released. Luxury casting, too, with Mirella Freni outstanding as the heroine, Plácido Domingo in one of his finest roles as Des Grieux, and Brigitte Fassbaender brought in just to sing the famous Madrigal.

"One would not recognize this is a typical Kingsway Hall opera recording, but the sound is consistently spacious and free to bring out the strongly dramatic and characterful qualities of Sinopoli's reading, not least in the warmth of the lyricism." - Gramophone

awards for this recording:
1985 Grand Prix du Disque
1985 Premio Puccini
1985 Prix du Président de la République