Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Muti/La Scala (2-CD)

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March 13, 2000

“Riccardo Muti is at his most singer-friendly and he shapes the opera with great suavity when needed and brute force elsewhere.” — Classics Today

The first of Puccini’s operas to achieve mainstream popularity, Manon Lescaut is a study of a composer reaching his youthful maturity. Here, Riccardo Muti leads a star-studded cast at the Teatro alla Scala in the young Puccini’s opera, recorded live in 1998.

Contents:

Puccini Manon Lescaut
Maria Guleghina Manon Lescaut
Lucio Gallo Lescaut
José Cura Chevalier Renato des Grieux
Luigi Roni Geronte di Revoir
Marco Berti Edmondo
Orazio Mori Innkeeper
Gloria Banditelli Singer
Mario Bolognesi Dance Master
Ernesto Gavazzi Lamplighter
Ernesto Panariello Naval Captain
Silvestro Sammaritano Sergeant of the Royal Archers
Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala
Roberto Gabbiani chorus director
June 1998, Teatro alla Scala, Milan