M1500 .P68 P83 2000 Disc 3 DVD
Opera in three acts. Music by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica and Marco Praga.
Romantic and compelling, MANON LESCAUT tells story of a young woman elevated to a life of fame and pleasure because of her beauty. However, when she abandons her role in society to live with the man she truly loves, her fortunes change, and her life ends tragically.
In the Flemish Opera's acclaimed co-production with the Opera de Paris, Puccini's tale of conflict between true love and wealth earned both critical and popular praise, notably for designer Anthony Ward's sumptuous sets and costumes, the orchestra's exquisite performance under the guidance of conductor Silvio Varviso, and the talented, fresh young cast with the brilliant Miriam Gauci as Manon.
Performers: Miriam Gauci, Antonio Ordonez, Jan Danckaert, Jules Bastin, Barry Ryan ; Symphony Orchestra and Choir of the Flemish Opera ; Silvio Verviso, conductor.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
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