Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut – Ana Maria Martinez, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo (2014) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Giacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut – Ana Maria Martinez, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:58:10 minutes | 2,18 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: highresaudio.com | @ Decca
Recorded: February 2014, Palau de les Arts, Reina Sofia, Valencia, Spain

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana and conductor Plácido Domingo is the dark story of love, betrayal, jealousy and death. Manon calls for dramatic, forceful performances and gets the full treatment here in this new studio recording.
The story of the doomed heroine Manon Lescaut has inspired more than one composer, but is perhaps most passionately portrayed in Puccini’s opera, written just ten years after Massenet’s Manon. A grim story of love, betrayal, jealousy and death, it calls for dramatic, forceful performance, and gets the full treatment here in this new studio recording starring Andrea Bocelli.

Now Bocelli brings the full weight of his emotionally charged personality to the tragic role of Puccini’s Des Grieux.

Manon Lescaut was Puccini’s third opera but was the first to bring him European fame. It was based on the eighteenth-century novel by the Abbé Prévost which had already been used as a source for operas by Auber in 1856 and, more famously, by Massenet (with Manon) in 1884. As far as possible Puccini’s libretto avoided scenes already used by Massenet and was the work of a number of hands, including Ruggero Leoncavallo, Giulio Ricordi (Puccini’s publisher) and Puccini himself. But the chief credit must undoubtedly go to Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, the future librettists of La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. The opera was first produced at the Teatro Regio, Turin, in February 1893 and achieved an immediate success. After the London premiere in 1894 George Bernard Shaw, then a music critic, wrote the prophetic words: “Puccini looks to me more like the heir to Verdi than any of his rivals”.

Tracklist:
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Manon Lescaut
Act 1
1. Ave, sera gentile 04:33
2. L’amor?! L’amor?! 01:11
3. Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde 01:11
4. Ma bravo! 01:49
5. Discendono, vediam! 02:10
6. Cortese damigella 04:04
7. Donna non vidi mai 02:21
8. La tua ventura ci rassicura 06:32
9. La tua Proserpina 02:09
10. Vedete? Io son fedele 03:52
11. Non c’è più vino? 03:07
12. Cavalli pronti avete? 02:57
Act 2
13. Dispettosetto questo riccio! 05:23
14. In quelle trine morbide 02:08
15. Poiché tu vuoi saper 02:56
16. Che ceffi son costor?…Sulla vetta tu del monte 01:58
17. Paga costor! 01:18
18. Vi prego, signorina (Minuetto) … L’ora, o Tirsi, è vaga… 08:16
19. Oh, sarò la più bella! … Tu, tu, amore? Tu?! 08:17
20. Ah! … Affé, madamigella 01:44
21. Ah! ah! Liberi!…Ah! Manon, mi tradisce 03:54
22. Lescaut? Tu qui? 03:26
23. Intermezzo 04:59
Act 3
24. Ansia eterna, crudel 04:44
25. … e Kate ripose al Re 01:19
26. Manon, disperato è il mio prego! 01:24
27. All’armi! All’armi! 01:53
28. Rosetta!…Eh! Che aria! 03:51
29. Presto! In fila! 03:46
Act 4
30. Tutta su me ti posa 03:03
31. Manon, senti amor mio…Vedi, son io che piango 02:10
32. Sei tu che piangi? 04:12
33. Sola perduta, abbandonata 04:58
34. Fra le tue braccia, amore! 06:51

Andrea Bocelli, tenor (Des Grieux)
Ana María Martínez, soprano (Manon Lescaut)
Matthew Pena, tenor (Edmondo)
Javier Arrey, baritone (Lescaut)
Maurizio Muraro, bass (Geronte di Ravoir)
David Astorga, tenor (Il maestro di ballo)
Valentino Buzza, tenor (Un lampionaio)
German Olvera, bass (L’oste)
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana
Plácido Domingo, conductor

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