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PUCCINI, G.: Manon Lescaut [Opera] (Callas, Di Stefano, La Scala, Serafin) (1957)

    
      

 

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PUCCINI, G.: Manon Lescaut [Opera] (Callas, Di Stefano, La Scala, Serafin) (1957)

Transferred by the award-winning Mark Obert-Thorn, this 1957 recording of Manon Lescaut with Callas singing the title rôle and Di Stefano as des Grieux, was one of Callas’s last complete recordings at La Scala, Milan. Although the strain of her recent recording of Turandot (Naxos 8.111334–35) sometimes takes its toll, her command of Manon is complete. Those pages that are rarely sung accurately by other lyric sopranos, for example ‘L’ora, o Tirsi’ from Act II, Callas sings with polish and precision, executing the triplets with perfect rhythmic command.



Disc 1

Puccini, Giacomo
Oliva, Domenico / Illica, Luigi / Oliva, Domenico / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  Manon Lescaut
1.   Play with flash player Act I: Ave, sera gentile (Edmondo, Students, Girls, Des Grieux) 00:05:48
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Tra voi, belle (Des Grieux, Edmondo, Students) 00:01:17
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Ma bravo! (All) 00:01:52
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Descendono, vediam! (Students, Girls, Edmondo, Lescaut, Innkeeper, Des Grieux, Geronte) 00:02:09
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Cortese damigella (Des Grieux, Manon) 00:04:14
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux) 00:02:28
7.   Play with flash player Act I: La tua ventura, ci rassicura (Edmondo, Students, Girls, Geronte, Lescaut) 00:03:53
8.   Play with flash player Act I: Un asso! Un fante (Townspeople, Students, Lescaut, Geronte, Innkeeper, Edmondo) 00:02:25
9.   Play with flash player Act I: La tua Proserpina di resisterti (Edmondo, Des Grieux) 00:02:13
10.   Play with flash player Act I: Vedete Io son fedele alla parola mia (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:04:02
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Non c'e più vino (Lescaut, Des Grieux, Manon, Edmondo) 00:01:44
12.   Play with flash player Act I: Di sedur la sorellina e il momento! (Geronte, Innkeeper, Edmondo, Lescaut, Students) 00:04:09
13.   Play with flash player Act II: Dispettosetto questo riccio! (Manon, Lescaut) 00:02:39
14.   Play with flash player Act II: Sei splendida e lucente! (Lescaut, Manon) 00:02:24
15.   Play with flash player Act II: In quelle trine morbide (Manon) 00:02:15
16.   Play with flash player Act II: Poiche tu voi saper … (Lescaut, Manon) 00:02:55
17.   Play with flash player Act II: Che ceffi son costor (Lescaut, Manon, Madrigal Singer, Singers) 00:03:32
18.   Play with flash player Act II: Vi prego, signorina (Dancing Master, Geronte, Manon, Gentleman, Abbes) 00:05:34
19.   Play with flash player Act II: L'ora, o Tirsi (Manon, Gentleman, Abbes, Geronte) 00:03:03
20.   Play with flash player Act II: Oh, saro la più bella! (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:08:17
21.   Play with flash player Act II: Ah! … Affe, madamigella (Manon, Geronte, Des Grieux) 00:03:10
22.   Play with flash player Act II: Ah, Manon, mi tradisce (Des Grieux, Manon) 00:02:35
23.   Play with flash player Act II: Lescaut! Tu qui (Des Grieux, Manon, Lescaut, Sergeant, Geronte) 00:03:29


Disc 2

Puccini, Giacomo
Oliva, Domenico / Illica, Luigi / Oliva, Domenico / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  Manon Lescaut
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Intermezzo 00:05:18
2.   Play with flash player Act III: Ansia eternal, crudel! (Des Grieux, Lescaut) 00:02:49
3.   Play with flash player Act III: Manon! Des Grieux! (Des Grieux, Manon, Lescaut) 00:01:42
4.   Play with flash player Act III: E Kate rispose al Re (Lamplighter, Des Grieux, Manon) 00:02:54
5.   Play with flash player Act III: All'armi! (Voices, Lescaut, Des Grieux, Manon, Townspeople, Sergeant, Captain) 00:01:49
6.   Play with flash player Act III: Rosetta! (Sergeant, Townspeople, Lescaut, Manon, Des Grieux) 00:03:56
7.   Play with flash player Act III: Presto! In fila! Marciate! … No! Pazzo son! Guardate! (Sergeant, Des Grieux, Townspeople, Captain) 00:03:36
8.   Play with flash player Act IV: Tutta su me ti posa (Des Grieux, Manon) 00:03:37
9.   Play with flash player Act IV: Vedi, son io che piango (Des Grieux, Manon) 00:03:51
10.   Play with flash player Act IV: E nulla! Nulla! (Des Grieux, Manon) 00:03:21
11.   Play with flash player Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon) 00:04:09
12.   Play with flash player Act IV: Fra le tue braccia, amore (Manon, Des Grieux) 00:07:01

Puccini, Giacomo
Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  Tosca, Act I: Recondita armonia
13.   Play with flash player Tosca, Act I: Recondita armonia 00:03:16

Puccini, Giacomo
Zangarini, Carlo / Civinini, Guelfo, lyricist(s)

  La Fanciulla del West, Act III: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano
14.   Play with flash player La Fanciulla del West, Act III: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano 00:02:22

Puccini, Giacomo
Forzano, Giovacchino, lyricist(s)

  Gianni Schicchi: Avete torto … Firenze e come un albero fiorito
15.   Play with flash player Gianni Schicchi: Avete torto … Firenze e come un albero fiorito 00:03:19

Puccini, Giacomo
Adami, Giuseppe / Simoni, Renato, lyricist(s)

  Turandot (excerpts)
16.   Play with flash player Act I: Non piangere, Liu! 00:02:44
17.   Play with flash player Act III: Nessun dorma! 00:03:24

Total Playing Time: 02:15:15






Composer(s):
Puccini, Giacomo

Lyricist(s):
Adami, Giuseppe; Civinini, Guelfo; Forzano, Giovacchino; Giacosa, Giuseppe; Illica, Luigi; Oliva, Domenico; Simoni, Renato; Zangarini, Carlo

Conductor(s):
Erede, Alberto; Serafin, Tullio; Votto, Antonino

Orchestra(s):
Milan La Scala Orchestra; Studio orchestra

Choir(s):
Milan La Scala Chorus

Artist(s):
Calabrese, Franco; Callas, Maria; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Di Stefano, Giuseppe; Fioravanti, Giulio; Formichini, Dino; Forti, Carlo; Morresi, Giuseppe; Ricciardi, Franco; Tattone, Vito; Ventriglia, Franco

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Opera Recordings

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.112031-32

Barcode: 636943203170

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Release Date: 01/2010

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