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At The Opera, Puccini: Manon Lescaut, September 27, 2014

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Manon Lescaut is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini. The story is based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost.

 The libretto is in Italian, and was cobbled together by five librettists whom Puccini employed: Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marco Praga, Giuseppe Giacosa, Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica. The publisher, Giulio Ricordi, and the composer himself also contributed to the libretto. So confused was the authorship of the libretto that no one was credited on the title page of the original score. However, it was Illica and Giacosa who completed the libretto and went on to contribute the libretti to Puccini's next three – and most successful – works, La Boheme, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.

This 1957 recording stars the late Licia Albanese, Jussi Bjorlig, Robert Merrill. Jonel Perlea conducts the Rome Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut BUY Rome Opera; Jonel Perlea, conductor Jussi Bjorling
10:00 p.m.
10:34 p.m.
Anna Russell BUY from The Anna Russell Album
Sony 47252
11:00 p.m.
11:02 p.m.
Donizetti: L'Elisit d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima (1945) BUY ; Nils Grevillius, conductor Jussi Bjorling
Naxos Historical 8.110701
11:06 p.m.
Jussi Bjorling BUY from Jussi Bjorling: Opera Arias
Naxos Historical 8.110701
11:09 p.m.
Jussi Bjorling BUY from Jussi Bjorling: Opera Arias
Naxos Historical 8.110701
11:13 p.m.
G. Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon) BUY from Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Olivero, Tucker, Sardinero; composed by G. Puccini
11:18 p.m.
G. Puccini BUY from Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Olivero, Tucker, Sardinero
11:25 p.m.
Giordano: Andrea Chenier, opera: Colpito qui m'avete... Un di all'azzurro spazio BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Giordano
London/Decca 4758366
11:30 p.m.
Verdi: Aida, opera: O patria mia BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:37 p.m.
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Voi lo sapete BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Mascagni
London/Decca 4758366
11:41 p.m.
Verdi: Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:56 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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