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At The Opera, Puccini: Manon Lescaut, November 5, 2016

  

Manon Lescaut is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini, composed between 1890 and 1893. 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 Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.

Cast:

Manon Lescaut – Maria Callas

Des Grieux – Giuseppe di Stefano

Tullio Serafin – conductor

La Scala - 1957

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:12pm
Puccini: Manon Lescaut BUY Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Tullio Serafin; Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano, Tullio Serafin, conductor
10:00pm
10:54pm
Lehar: Das Land des Lachelns (The Land of Smiles) Dein ist mein ganzes Herz BUY Graunke Orchestra; Willy Mattes, conductor Nicolai Gedda
EMI Classics 85090
10:57pm
Franz Lehar: Rare Operetta Arias by Franz Lehar ; various, conductor
11:00pm
11:22pm
Gluck: Orfeo Ed Euridice: Che Faro Senza Euridice BUY Rise Stevens
11:27pm
Bizet: Carmen: Les Tringles Des Sistres Tintaient BUY Rise Stevens
11:30pm
Bizet: Carmen: L'amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle BUY Rise Stevens
11:36pm
Verdi: Caro Nome (1907 recording) BUY from Luisa Tetrazzini: The London Recordings; composed by Verdi
11:40pm
Bizet: PΩcheurs de Perles: Au Fond du Temple Saint BUY from The Movies Go To The Opera: Great Operatic Melodies featured in; composed by Bizet
11:45pm
Mozart: Dies Bildnis BUY ; Bertil Bokstedt, pianist, conductor
11:49pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi-O Mio Babbino Caro BUY Victoria Del Los Angeles
11:51pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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