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MASSENET: Manon (los Angeles, Legay, Monteux) (1955)

Made in Paris in the acoustically perfect Palais de la Mutualité, this classic 1955 recording under the great Pierre Monteux features Victoria de los Angeles as Manon, supported by a fine cast from the Théâtre National de l’Opéra- Comique (René Herent had first sung the rôle of de Morfontaine with the Company as early as 1918).‘Victoria de los Angeles [is] an enchanting Manon, whose voice has enough personality on record for those who saw her on stage to recapture those live performances… Pierre Monteux had the music in his bones and here dispenses it with authority and spirit’. (Alan Blyth, Opera on Record)



Disc 1

  Introduction by Pierre Monteux
1.   Play with flash player Introduction by Pierre Monteux 00:00:56

Massenet, Jules
Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe / Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe / Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe, lyricist(s)

  Manon
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Prelude 00:03:44
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Hola! he! monsieur l'hotelier (Guillot, De Bretigny, Poussette, Javotte, Innkeeper) 00:02:34
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Hors - d'oeuvre de choix… (Innkeeper, Guillot, De Bretigny, Poussette, Javotte) 00:02:20
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Entendez - vous la choche (Townspeople, Lescaut, Guards, Travelers, Porter, Postilion, Manon) 00:03:54
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Eh! j'imagine… Je suis encore tout etourdie (Lescaut, Manon) 00:04:53
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Partez! on sonne (Postilions, Travelers, Townspeople) 00:01:50
8.   Play with flash player Act I: Hotelier de malheur! il est donc entendu (Guillot, Manon, De Bretigny, Poussette, Javotte, Rosette) 00:02:43
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Il vous parlait, Manon… Regardez - moi bien dans les yeux! (Lescaut, Manon, Guards) 00:03:34
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Restons ici… Voyons, Manon, plus de chimeres! (Manon) 00:03:37
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Quelqu'un!… J'ai marque l'heure du depart… (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:04:29
12.   Play with flash player Act I: Ah! parlez - moi! (Des Grieux, Manon) 00:03:03
13.   Play with flash player Act I: Nous vivrons a Paris tous les deux (Des Grieux, Manon, Poussette, Javotte, Rosette, Lescaut) 00:02:53
14.   Play with flash player Act II: Manon!… Avez - vous peur que mon visage (Des Grieux, Manon, Maid) 00:06:57
15.   Play with flash player Act II: Enfin, les amoureux (Lescaut, De Bretigny, Des Grieux, Manon) 00:06:57
16.   Play with flash player Act II: C'est parfait (Lescaut, De Bretigny, Manon, Des Grieux, Maid) 00:02:23
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Allons! … il le faut! … Adieu, notre petite table (Manon) 00:03:40
18.   Play with flash player Act II: C'est lui!… Instant charmant… En fermant les yeux (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:06:32


Disc 2

Massenet, Jules
Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe / Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe / Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe, lyricist(s)

  Manon
1.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Entr'acte 00:02:45
2.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Voyez! mules a fleurettes (Vendors, Chorus, Poussette, Javotte, Rosette, Lescaut) 00:04:11
3.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: A quoi bon l'economie (Lescaut, Guillot, Poussette, Javotte, De Bretigny) 00:05:04
4.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Voici les elegantes! (Chorus, Strollers, Women Vendors, De Bretigny, Manon, Gentlemen) 00:02:18
5.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Je marche sur tous les chemins (Manon, De Bretigny, Gentlemen) 00:02:13
6.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Obeissons quand leur voix appelle (Gavotte) (Manon, Chorus) 00:03:18
7.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Et maintenant restez seul un instant (Manon, De Bretigny, Chorus, Vendor, Count) 00:02:09
8.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: C'est elle… Oui, c'est Manon! (Count, De Bretigny, Manon) 00:04:30
9.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Repondez - moi, Guillot!… L'Opera! Voici l'Opera! (De Bretigny, Guillot, Manon, Lescaut, Nobles, Townspeople) 00:03:22
10.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 1: Ballet - C'est fete au Cours la Reine (Manon, Lescaut, Guillot, Chorus) 00:05:10
11.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Quelle eloquence! (Ladies, Noblewomen, Pious Laywomen) 00:03:08
12.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Bravo, mon cher (Count, Des Grieux) 00:03:38
13.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Je suis seul!… Ah! fuyez, douce image (Des Grieux, Porter) 00:04:39
14.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Monsieur, je veux parler (Manon, Porter) 00:01:45
15.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Padonnez - moi, Dieu de toute puissance (Manon) 00:01:27
16.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: Toi!… vous!… (Des Grieux, Manon) 00:03:51
17.   Play with flash player Act III Scene 2: N'est - ce plus ma main (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:03:59
18.   Play with flash player Act IV: Faites vos jeux, messieurs! (Croupiers, Gamblers, Lescaut, Sharpers) 00:06:12
19.   Play with flash player Act IV: Mais, qui donc nous arrive… Manon, sphinx etonnant (Guillot, Poussette, Javotte, Rosette, Des Grieux, Lescaut, Croupiers, Manon) 00:05:48
20.   Play with flash player Act IV: Un mot, s'il vous plait, chevalier! (Guillot, Javotte, Poussette, Des Grieux, Rosette, Lescaut, Manon, Chorus) 00:03:13
21.   Play with flash player Act IV: Au jeu! Au jeu! (Gamblers, Lescaut, Guillot, Des Grieux, Manon, Poussette, Javotte, Chorus, Gamblers, a Voice, Count) 00:04:52
22.   Play with flash player Act IV: Oui, je viens t'arracher a la honte (Count, Des Grieux, Manon, Guillot, Chorus) 00:02:40


Disc 3

Massenet, Jules
Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe / Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe / Meilhac, Henri / Gille, Philippe, lyricist(s)

  Manon
1.   Play with flash player Act V: Manon! pauvre Manon!… Capitaine, au gue (Des Grieux, Lescaut, Soldiers, Sargeant) 00:06:43
2.   Play with flash player Act V: Ah! Des Grieux! (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:04:24
3.   Play with flash player Act V: Ah! Je sens une pure flame (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:06:22

Debussy, Claude
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel / Sarrazin, Gabriel, lyricist(s)

  La damoiselle élue
4.   Play with flash player La damoiselle élue 00:19:21

Berlioz, Hector
Gautier, Théophile, lyricist(s)

  Les nuits d'été, Op. 7
5.   Play with flash player No. 1. Villanelle 00:02:21
6.   Play with flash player No. 2. Le Spectre de la rose 00:06:23
7.   Play with flash player No. 3. Sur les lagunes 00:07:03
8.   Play with flash player No. 4. Absence 00:05:09
9.   Play with flash player No. 5. Au cimetiere 00:05:50
10.   Play with flash player No. 6. L'Ile inconnue 00:03:51

Total Playing Time: 03:34:38






Composer(s):
Berlioz, Hector; Debussy, Claude; Massenet, Jules

Lyricist(s):
Gautier, Théophile; Gille, Philippe; Meilhac, Henri; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel; Sarrazin, Gabriel

Conductor(s):
Monteux, Pierre; Munch, Charles

Orchestra(s):
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Paris Opera-Comique Orchestra

Choir(s):
Paris Opera-Comique Chorus; Radcliffe Choral Society

Artist(s):
Angeles, Victoria de los; Berton, Liliane; Borthayre, Jean; Dens, Michel; Herent, Rene; Legay, Henri; Monteux, Pierre; Notti, Raymonde; Serres, Marthe; Smith, Carol; Vieuille, Jean

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Choral - Secular; Opera; Spoken Commentary; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111268-70

Barcode: 0747313326822

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States, Australia and Singapore due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 12/2007

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