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Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Sinopoli, Te Kanawa, Domingo, Allen

Puccini / Domingo / Te Kanawa / Allen
Release Date: 11/18/2003 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2041  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaThomas AllenPlacido Domingo
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Manon",wrote Puccini to his publisher Giulio Ricordi in 1889, "is I heroine I believe in and there fore she cannot fail to win the heart of the public." This turned out to be a truly prophetic statement since none of Puccini's other world successes were received on their first nights as rapturously as Manon Lescaut.

The popularity of Puccini's great masterpiece has never waned and the highly acclaimed Götz Freidrich production at Covent Garden was hailed as an operatic milestone. Two of the world's leading stars - Kiri Te Kanawa and Placido Domingo head a strong cast which is led by the brilliant Italian conductor and composer Giuseppe Sinopoli. Also starring Thomas Allen. Sung in Italian, with
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NTSC, Region 1 (US and Canada), Full Screen 4:3, Running Time: 130 minutes, Color: Color, Dolby Digital Stereo.
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Works on This Recording

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Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Language: Italian 

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