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Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Giacomo Puccini , Tullio Serafin , Milan La Scala Chorus , Milan La Scala Orchestra , Maria Callas , et al. Audio CD
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  • Performer: Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Giulio Fioravanti, Franco Calabrese
  • Orchestra: Milan La Scala Chorus, Milan La Scala Orchestra
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Composer: Giacomo Puccini
  • Audio CD (10 Mar 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Callas Edition
  • ASIN: B000002RXY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,413 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Ave, sera gentile (Edmondo/Coro/Des Grieux)Dino Formichini/Giuseppe di Stefano/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde (Des Grieux/Coro)Giuseppe di Stefano/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 1:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Ma bravo! (Edmondo/Coro)Dino Formichini/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Discendono, vediam! (Coro/Edmondo/Lescaut/L'Oste/Des Grieux/Geronte)Dino Formichini/Giulio Fioravanti/Carlo Forti/Giuseppe di Stefano/Franco Calabrese/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Cortese damigella, il priego mio accettate (Des Grieux/Manon/Lescaut)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux)Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: La tua ventura ci rassicura (Edmondo/Coro/Geronte/Lescaut/L'Oste)Dino Formichini/Franco Calabrese/Giulio Fioravanti/Carlo Forti/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 6:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: La tua Proserpina di resisterti (Edmondo/Des Grieux)Dino Formichini/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 1:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Vedete? Io son fedele alla parola mia (Manon/Des Grieux/Lescaut)Maria Callas/Giuseppe di Stefano/Giulio Fioravanti/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Non c'è più vino? (Des Grieux/Manon/Edmondo/Geronte/L'Oste/Lescaut)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Dino Formichini/Franco Calabrese/Carlo Forti/Giulio Fioravanti/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act I: Cavalli pronti avete? (Lescaut/Geronte/Edmondo/Coro)Giulio Fioravanti/Franco Calabrese/Dino Formichini/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Dispettosetto questo riccio! (Manon/Lescaut)Maria Callas/Giulio Fioravanti/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Sei splendida e lucente! (Lescaut/Manon)Maria Callas/Giulio Fioravanti/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: In quelle trine morbide (Manon)Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Poichè tu vuoi saper (Lescaut/Manon)Giulio Fioravanti/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Che ceffi son costor? (Lescaut/Manon/Un Musico/Coro)Giulio Fioravanti/Maria Callas/Fiorenza Cossotto/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Paga costor! (Manon/Lescaut)Maria Callas/Giulio Fioravanti/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 1:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Vi prego, signorina (Il Maestro di Ballo/Geronte/Manon/Coro)Vito Tatone/Franco Calabrese/Maria Callas/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 8:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Manon Lescaut, Atto Secondo/Act 2/Zweiter Akt/Deuxième Acte: Oh, Sarò La Più Bella! (Manon/Des Grieux)Maria Callas/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 8:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Ah! ... Affè madamigella (Manon/Geronte/Des Grieux)Maria Callas/Franco Calabrese/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Ah! Manon, mi tradisce (Des Grieux/Manon)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: Lescaut! ... Tu qui? (Des Grieux/Manon/Lescaut/Un Sergente)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Giulio Fioravanti/Giuseppe Morresi/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act II: IntermezzoOrchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 5:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Ansia, eterna, crudel (Des Grieux/Lescaut)Giulio Fioravanti/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Manon! ... Des Grieux! (Des Grieux/Manon/Un Lampionaio)Maria Callas/Giuseppe di Stefano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Franco Ricciardi/Tullio Serafin 4:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act III: All'armi! All'armi! (Coro/Lescaut/Des Grieux/Manon)Giulio Fioravanti/Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin0:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Il passo m'aprite (Sergente/Comandante/Coro)Giuseppe Morresi/Franco Ventriglia/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin0:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Rosetta! (Sergente/Coro/Lescaut/Manon/Des Grieux)Giuseppe Morresi/Giuseppe di Stefano/Giulio Fioravanti/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Maria Callas/Tullio Serafin/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Presto in fila! Marciate! (Sergente/Des Grieux/Coro/Comandante)Giuseppe Morresi/Giuseppe di Stefano/Franco Ventriglia/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act III: Ah! non v'avvicinate! ... Come io piango ed imploro (Des Grieux/Comandante)Giuseppe di Stefano/Franco Ventriglia/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act IV: Tutta su me ti posa (Des Grieux/Manon)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act IV: Manon, senti, amor mio! ... Vedi, son io che piango (Des Grieux/Manon)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act IV: E nulla! Nulla! (Des Grieux/Manon)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Manon Lescaut (1997 - Remaster), Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon/Des Grieux)Giuseppe di Stefano/Maria Callas/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin12:01Album Only


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The finest recording of this opera I've heard. 4 Jan 2001
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Although Callas was not a huge fan of the Puccine repertoire, and never sang the role of Manon on stage, you would not know it to hear the interpretation preserved here. From young girl to dying woman, she is utterly convincing. The final scene, for once, is heartrending. Di Stefano's voice still has the wonderful, golden glow that it seemed to lose in some of his other recordings with Callas, and Fioravanti is excellent as Lescaut. May not be the most up to date recording in terms of technical presentation, but the singing is second to none.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegance and passion 20 July 2011
By Ralph Moore TOP 50 REVIEWER
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This opera is a winning amalgam of Italianate passion and Gallic elegance: Puccini combines the refinement of drawing-room elegance with the unbridled emotionalism of verismo - and the result is captivating rather than incongruous.

This was Callas' last La Scala recording, made in July 1957 after a punishing recording schedule including Turandot; we are fortunate to find her and Di Stefano in such splendid voice knowing how soon they would both start running into more serious and frequent vocal difficulties. Callas' mentor Serafin is in good form, too; fleet and light in the bustling crowd scenes and indulgently permissive of rallentandos for his singers in plush outpourings like "Donna non vidi mai". This technique of placing intimate reflective revelations of inner thoughts against frenetic action is almost a cliché - or at least a trademark trope - in Puccini's operas, but he is such skilled craftsman it works every time, whether in "La Bohème", "La rondine" or "Turandot", and here it exercises its magic as he homes in on the feisty protagonist and the naive hero gamely battling against worldly cunning.

What a pity that this was recorded in mono just as stereo production was about to get going, but the sound is clean, clear and well-focused. Casting is from strength, the diction of all concerned is a joy. Baritone Giulio Fioravanti is little remembered but he was also very fine in Tebaldi's "Adriana Lecouvreur" recorded in 1961. Either I am increasingly grateful for their voices and thus more tolerant of minor blemishes or Di Stefano and Callas really are in excellent form here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The great recording of this... 27 April 2014
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It remains the great, I bought this as my vinyls are wearing thin. There have been other good ones, which one should also have, (Te Kanawa Carreras) but it remains true that the voices of Callas and di Stefano convey real, profound lust deluding itself as love and sublimated as total disappointment and abandonment. This is how Puccini, in the end, modernises the story more powerfully than Massenet. Serafin too remains a conductor who understood drama of this kind and its pacing unlike, for example, Pappano, who always overpumps for the rather vulgar public of Covent Garden.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Manon to make you weep 1 Mar 2014
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The sense of desolation Callas brings to the closing act of this opera is unforgettable. All of the cast and orchestra are superb and are wonderfully conducted in a beautifully paced reading by Serafin. This is a very fine mono recording. The performance is of a dramatic, vivid, quality that shines through the sonic limitations. I very quickly adjust to the mono sound which is pretty well balanced for the period. The tragic drama in this performance is compelling.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of a recording! 2 Jun 2000
By Rod Tierman - Published on Amazon.com
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Manon Lescaut has always been, to me, (along with La Boheme and Tosca) the ultimate Puccini experience, and this recording, in this reviewer's ears, is the ultimate Manon Lescaut. Madame Callas is, quite simply put, breathtaking. Her singing in the first act is fresh and lyric, while her performance in the last act is stupendous, realizing a pathos and tragedy seldom matched by anyone. As great as La Divina was, let us not overlook the Tenor of this recording, Guiseppe Di Stefano. Di Stefano is in brilliant voice here. His "Tra Voi Belle" and "Donna non vidi Mai" display a lyric vibrancy and intensity that Di Stefano became world renowned for (the best Tenor in the role of the Puccini des Grieux on record, next to Jussi Bjoerling). Di Stefano's "Ah Manon mi Tradisce" will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat. What exciting singing and passion the great Sicilian displays here. The conducting is in the always capable hands of Tullio Serafin, who does an exemplary in this recording. Since both the Bjoerling/Albanese and the Del Monaco/Tebaldi recordings appear to be out of print, you simply MUST own this one. This is a truly great recording of the Puccini masterpiece and with the deletions of the afore mentioned recordings, this CD becomes even greater. Treat yourself to real Italian opera at its finest and purchase this recording. A priceless gem!
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A HEARTBREAKING ACCOUNT OF 'MANON LESCAUT" 19 Jun 1999
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This is a wonderful recording. Callas never appeared as Manon Lescaut on the stage (a diva who specialized in such roles as Norma, Sonnambula, Lucia, Anna Bolena and Medea would be quite unlikely to appear on stage in a role that almost any other soprano could sing), she made this recording in 1957, and proved that even without stage experience in a role, she was capable of producing some amazing results. To begin with, there are some Callas vocal problems here ----- top notes are not as secure or as steady as they still could be at this time in her career, and there are a couple of top C's that wobble pretty badly. But this is nothing when set against what Callas accomplishes with the role. She characterizes by exemplary phrasing and vocal coloration. Never have I heard the final scene of this opera come across with the impact that it does here. Giuseppe di Stefano is in very good shape here, singing ardently and lyrically. His was a great one, and it is a pity that he choose to push it into roles completely unsuitable for him. Tullio Serafin, with Callas and di Stefano in his midst, conducts with fire and a real sense of involvement. This recording may not be considered to be one of Callas' most famous recordings, but it has a good claim to be one of the best versions of this opera ever recorded.Callas fans will probably already own it, but anyone interested in Puccini and his beautiful opera should give this recording a listen. They won't be sorry.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous Manon 8 July 1999
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This recording is simply wonderful.The voices are clear and the orchestra never drowns them out. Callas makes a wonderful Manon and it is a pity that she never performed it on the stage for I am sure she could have given a brilliant interpretation.Apart from a few unsure high notes this is an excellent portrayal. The role of Des Grieux is the hardest that Puccini wrote. It has the tenor of La Boheme singing over the orchestration of Wagner.Also he must sing for a lot of the opera and pretty high up too.Compare this to Cavaradossi's twenty minutes!Di Stefano makes a wonderful Des Grieux, both ardent and lyrical.I believe that he had the most beautiful voice of the century and thank God that we have a huge amount of recordings from him. The orchestra plays well under Serafin and all in all this is an excellent recording.Go buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, heart-breaking performance 28 Oct 2004
By Ramona - Published on Amazon.com
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Manon Lescaut is the heroine of several operas of which two are pretty famous: Massenet's MANON and this one, Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Once again while reading the "negative" remarks all I find are insipid, bottom-showing comments that are merely personal attacks with nothing to back them up. One asked: "Why is Callas famous?" and another said "Maybe she just should just entertained Onassis. AGREED!" Well, how are these for "reviews"? And written in haste and horrid grammar! Just to hurt Callas-Fans during the shameful "diva-war" here in 2003 where all parties behaved horribly, including the Callas-party. It might be interesting to set the record straight, as the same basher called Callas "Onassis' wife" in another of his tirades. Callas was never married to Onassis and her career was in its prime when their relationship started in 1958. So he DID NOT "cause" her fame. So the "reviewer" put nothing forward except lies and ignorant, unmusical trash. And as for the other reviewer saying that Puccini needs "warmth" and Callas should stick with Bellini& Verdi: Isn't Violetta all about a heart-warming heroine? Isn't Amina one of the sweetest characters in operatic history? And I find Callas to be a great Manon even though she isn't a "natural" in the role as young Tebaldi. What she does with the character, the vocal line and the phrasing makes this essential. And di Stefano is about the most ardent and passionate Des Grieux ever! A great recording of a wonderful opera!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it for the fourth act alone 15 Aug 1999
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I was a bit taken aback to see a review stating that Callas was not a great Puccini singer. What makes that, to me, quite debateable, is the natureof the Puccini heroine: not as pure as many Verdi or Donizetti heroines, to be sure. Flawed. Often jealous. (These remarks do not apply, though, to Mimi, come to think of it---or to Violetta.)
And here we have it again: Manon, who leaves her real love Des Grieux to seek the riches that may be provided by a much-older protector. And yet we become attached to her and bewail her fate.
Both Callas and di Stefano have lost something from their voices by this point in time: both singers are rougher, and both become edgy in their upper ranges. But the power of their "storytelling" and the passion of their singing wins us over nonetheless.
From Des Grieux's ardent plea at the end of the third act to weasel his way aboard ship, so that he may follow Manon into exile---di Stefano, Callas and Maestro Serafin are in a zone. The last act is, quite simply, spellbinding.
Callas does produce a few wayward high notes in "Sola, perduta, abandonnata" but the effect of these dissipates rapidly. The sense of pending doom is palpable, but never overstated or overwrought. Di Stefano is with her, the whole way: his artfully delivered exclamation "Gelo di morte" begins the last chapter, so to speak.
This last act haunts: two artists capable of telling a tragic story with conviction, with taste, and with fervor---the listener is utterly convinced of their characters' love for one another. And Tullio Serafin once again shows us how it ought to be done.
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