Massenet's Manon from Paris

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Jules Massenet wrote several stylish, witty and genuinely beautiful operas, but it was Manon that put him "on the map." It's one of two operatic versions of the tragic legend of Manon Lescaut. While Puccini's take on the story may be more sensational, Massenet's opera has left its mark as a brilliant combination of musical elegance and emotional power. This production comes from the Bastille Opera in Paris.

Cast:

Conductor: Evelino Pidò

Manon: Natalie Dessay

Chevalier des Grieux: Giuseppe Filianoti.

Lescaut: Franck Ferrari

Comte des Grieux: Paul Gay

Morfontaine: Luca Lombardo

de Brétigny: André Heyboer

Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Comments [1]

Ellen Lienhard from West Chester, PA

What happened to the stream of Manon from Paris?

Apr. 12 2012 04:09 PM

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