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Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Perlea, Albanese, Bjoerling, Et Al

Release Date: 03/24/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60573   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert MerrillFranco CalabreseMario CarlinEnrico Campi,   ... 
Conductor:  Jonel Perlea
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraRome Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone), Franco Calabrese (Baritone), Franco Calabrese (Bass),
Mario Carlin (Tenor), Enrico Campi (Bass), Anna Maria Rota (Mezzo Soprano),
Jussi Björling (Tenor), Licia Albanese (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonel Perlea
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1954 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome, Italy 
Length: 119 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 passion of the past June 6, 2012 By robert tartaglia See All My Reviews "This recording contains the most important quality missing from today's world of opera...passionate singing. Throughout the entire performance we hear singers who are committed to the composer and to the characters they are portraying. Albanese brings every facet of Manon to light, Bjoerling gives us not only magnificent vocal moments but a well-sculpted Des Grieux, Merrill is a robust Lescaut and all the lesser roles are filled to perfection. Maestro Perlea gives a reading of Puccini's score that moves continually forward and he is as passionate as his singers. A must for any Manon Lescaut fan !!!" Report Abuse
 Vintage Manon Lescaut May 31, 2012 By   See All My Reviews "This is one of the very best recordings of this opera I have heard. Bjoerling is at his best as well as Merrill. Albanese although not at her prime is wonderfully suited to this role. The supporting cast is solid and the conducting and orchestra are full and resonant. Of all the recordings I have heard of this opera, I continue to return to this one again and again.
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