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Massenet: Manon / Fischer, Gruberova, Araiza

Release Date: 01/09/2007 
Label:  Imports (Dvd)   Catalog #: 1078545  
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Francisco AraizaHans HelmEdita GruberovaPierre Thau
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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(Gesamtaufnahme · Complete)

Edita Gruberova · Francisco Araiza · Pierre Thau · Hans Helm
Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper
Adam Fischer, conductor
Staged by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Directed by Brian Large

Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: French/German/English/Spanish/Chinese
Eine Produktion des ORF aus der Wiener Staatsoper

* Filmed live at the Vienna State Opera in December 1983, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s elegant staging of Manon captures all the pathos of Massenet’s masterpiece.

* Adam Fischer leads an all-star cast featuring the incomparable Edita Gruberova in the
Read more title role and the brilliant Francisco Araiza as Le chevalier des Grieux.

* Massenet’s Manon was immensely successful from the outset, and it has remained a hit ever since its world premiere in Paris in 1884.


“[Gruberova] has spoilt her audience with her irresistible high notes and crystalline coloratura. . . the casualness with which she played the coquette. . . culminating in her ensnarement of her beau, who was on the verge of entering the priesthood.” -- Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Araiza brought to the part the sensual timbre of his tenor, while enthralling the house with lightning-quick changes from brilliant high notes to unusually delicate diminuendos that died away to nothing.” -- Süddeutsche Zeitung
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Works on This Recording

Manon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Francisco Araiza (Tenor), Hans Helm (Baritone), Edita Gruberova (Soprano),
Pierre Thau (Bass)
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1983 
Venue:  Live Vienna State Opera 

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 Very enjoyable. February 22, 2013 By BURTON A JONES, JR. (Manvel, TX) See All My Reviews "I found this to be a delightful performance. The singers are all very good and I have no problems with the entire production. I would gladly recommend it to you." Report Abuse
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