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  • Audio CD (18 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00AZPXDJK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,464 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ave, sera gentile (Edmondo/Coro/Des Grieux) - Placido Domingo/Robert Tear/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  2. Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde (Des Grieux/Coro) - Placido Domingo/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  3. Ma bravo! (Edmondo/Coro) - Robert Tear/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  4. Discendono, vediam! (Coro/Edmondo/Lescaut/L'Oste/Des Grieux/Geronte) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Noel Mangin/Vicente Sardinero/Robert Tear/Richard Van Allan/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  5. Cortese damigella, il priego mio accettate (Des Grieux/Manon/Lescaut) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Vicente Sardinero/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  6. Donna non vidi mai (Des Grieux) - Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  7. La tua ventura ci rassicura (Edmondo/Coro/Geronte/Lescaut/L'Oste) - Noel Mangin/Vicente Sardinero/Robert Tear/Richard Van Allan/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  8. La tua Propsperina di resisteri (Edmondo/Des Grieux) - Placido Domingo/Robert Tear/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  9. Vedete? Io son fedele alla parola mia (Manon/Des Grieux/Lescaut) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Vicente Sardinero/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  10. Un libertino audace (Des Grieux/Manon/Edmondo/Geronte/L'Oste/Lescaut) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Noel Mangin/Vicente Sardinero/Robert Tear/Richard Van Allan/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  11. Cavalli pronti avete? (Lescaut/Geronte/Edmondo/Coro) - Noel Mangin/Vicente Sardinero/Robert Tear/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  12. Dispettosetto questo riccio! (Manon/Lescaut) - Montserrat Caballe/Vicente Sardinero/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  13. Sei splendida e lucente! (Lescaut/Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/Vicente Sardinero/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  14. In quelle trine morbide (Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  15. Poichè tu vuoi saper (Lescaut/Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/Vicente Sardinero/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  16. Che ceffi son costor? (Lescaut/Manon/Un Musico/Coro) - Montserrat Caballe/Vicente Sardinero/Delia Wallis/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  17. Paga costor! (Manon/Lescaut) - Montserrat Caballe/Vicente Sardinero/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  18. Vi prego, signorina (Il Maestro di Ballo/Geronte/Manon/Coro) - Montserrat Caballe/Noel Mangin/Bernard Dickerson/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti

Disc: 2

  1. Oh, sarò la più bella! (Manon/Des Grieux) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  2. Ah! ... Affè madamigella (Manon/Geronte/Des Grieux) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Noel Mangin/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  3. Ah! Manon, mi tradisce (Des Grieux/Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  4. Lescaut! ... Tu qui? (Des Grieux/Manon/Lescaut/Un Sergente) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Vicente Sardinero/Robert Lloyd/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  5. Intermezzo - New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  6. Ansia, eterna, crudel (Des Grieux/Lescaut) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  7. Manon! ... Des Grieux! (Des Grieux/Manon/Un Lampionaio) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Ian Partridge/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  8. All'armi! All'armi! (Coro/Lescaut/Des Grieux/Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Vicente Sardinero/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  9. Il passo m'aprite (Sergente/Comandante/Coro) - Robert Lloyd/Gwynne Howell/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  10. Rosetta! (Sergente/Coro/Lescaut/Manon/Des Grieux) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/Vicente Sardinero/Robert Lloyd/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  11. Presto il fila! Marciate! (Sergente/Des Grieux/Coro/Comandante) - Placido Domingo/Robert Lloyd/Gwynne Howell/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  12. Ah! non v'avvicinate! ... Come io piango ed imploro (Des Grieux/Comandante) - Placido Domingo/Gwynne Howell/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  13. Tutta su me ti posa (Des Grieux/Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  14. Manon, senti, amor mio! ... Vedi, son io che piango (Des Grieux/Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  15. E nulla! Nulla! (Des Grieux/Manon) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti
  16. Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Manon/Des Grieux) - Montserrat Caballe/Placido Domingo/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti

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I do not know this opera but am going to see it fairly soon and decicded it would be a good idea to familiarise myself with it by several listenings before I go and this was an inexpensive version from great singers to use as a starting point..

I enjoyed it hugely BUT was disappointed that the Libretto is on a CD and not in paper form ... I do not want to sit in front of a computer screen to listen, I want to listen in comfort and relax with the words to hand for when I need them. That said, it is not too difficult to follow and the voices and music are, for me, who does not profess to know anything about opera but know what I like, fine.
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This set is led by a glorious performance by the young domingo and the conductor. Caballe sings Manon wonderfully but lacks the dramatic bite of Scotto or Callas. Other parts are well cast. The best cd set to-date though watch out for Netrebko and Kaufman plus the met video with Scotto Domingo and Levine is still the definitive performance….
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HASH(0x8f661d68) out of 5 stars A great recording 20 May 2013
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This year Montserrat Caballé celebrates her 80th birthday, and there's no better way to celebrate this auspicious date than to revisit some of her earlier recordings.
The present version of Puccini's Manon Lescaut was recorded ca. 1971 during Caballé's and Domingo's absolute primes. They formed undoubtedly a great duo and this recording is a great example of their partnership. Caballé's lush and lambent tones help create a great Manon at times seductive, wistful, girlish, blasé and passionate. The great duet "Tu, tu amore tu" seethes with passion. Here she is greatly aided by Domingo's youthfully virile Des Grieux, in his early baritonal tenor, sailing easily through one of the most difficult Puccini tenor parts. Baritone Sardinero sings a most vivid Lescaut, a singer unfortunately too sparsely recorded. The supporting cast is studded with great British singers of the era like Robert Tear, Delia Walis, Gwynne Howell. Bruno Bartoletti whips the New Philharmonia with passion and panache. A minor point, though, I did hope EMI would provide a fresh remastering for this reissue. Although recorded in the great Abbey Road Studio, since its first release, the acoustics have been tampered with an artificial reverb that gives a fuzzy , unfocused atmosphere that robs this score and the performances much of their brilliancy and detail. It shouldn't hinder one though, of enjoying a great performance and the great Caballé in her prime.
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HASH(0x8fa41e4c) out of 5 stars Not the best "Manon Lescaut" 12 Oct. 2013
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"Manon Lescaut" is one of my most loved operas. It was Puccini's first big "hit" and also has some of his most beautiful music. Unfortunately this version is a dull, lugubrious affair. Caballe sings prettily with her soft pianissimos yet when singing forte her tone takes on a glottal, pushed sound. She sounds dull and matronly, never young and girlish. Another debit is that she tells us nothing about Manon and what a fascinating, beguiling character she is. Domingo likewise is in excellent voice but there is no "smile" in his performance. There is his customary flood of gorgeous, virile tone but not much else. Bartoletti is not particularly helpful either as his tempos are sluggish especially when accompanying Caballe with her droopy vocal mannerisms. I would suggest the RCA with Licia Albanese and Jussi Bjoerling conducted by Jonel Perlea. A possible second choice would be the Chailly version with Te Kanawa and Carreras. There is also Callas and DiStefano conducted by Serafin on Angel/EMI which is idiomatic although both Callas and DiStefano are in rather poor voice.
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HASH(0x8f756fd8) out of 5 stars YOUNG FRESHMAN DIVO COMPLETELY UPSTAGES SENIOR PROS 16 Feb. 2014
By Cody Robert at Spokane - Published on Amazon.com
This digital refurbishing of an adequate but not outstanding 1971 London studio performance brings back many fond circumstantial operatic memories. In 1972 Carol Neblett--not miscast at age 26--was to sing Manon with Seattle Opera in Puccini's then-neglected tragedy. Intrepidly I sought out of a really meager field an LP set and libretto from which to learn the opera. The major-label EMI cast reliably delivered an Iberian Manon as the ostensible star attraction, Vicente Sardinero not menacing enough as the abusive Lescaut (the thankless role really demands a singing, snarling Vincent Price), Bartoletti as the workmanlike maestro, and this quite unfamiliar new tenor on the block and with a melodious Latino moniker. The original tape mastering (corrected for the CD era) and LP pressings were insultingly shoddy, but Domingo's resplendent (and sexy) young tenor voice rang out passionately despite the indifferent technology and it was abundantly clear (without even imagining that he would morph with maturity into a Heldentenor) that a new star had been born (and poor Manon not only seduced and abandoned somewhere outside New Orleans but completely eclipsed in this recording). Incidentally, La Neblett quite trumped Mme Caballe, both as singer and actress, in the opera house. Ms. Neblett went on to sing a very Western, California-born, Minnie opposite Domingo and Milnes in DG's 1977 touchstone FANCIULLA DEL WEST, an interesting set that wears its years more gracefully--and dramatically--than this very routine one.

Buy this if you must to complete your Domingo holdings, and be aware of his earlier (July 1970) live performance from Verona, conducted by Nello Santi and featuring the tenor at 29 singing opposite the legendary, and ageless, verismo diva Magda Olivero. His is not the title role yet in this EMI set Domingo steals, in the most agreeable way, not just entire scenes but the whole show, as he could not do in Giulini's very powerful DON CARLO, from EMI sessions the preceding year. The reissue price is reasonable, the sound quality buffed up, and in these digital decades MANON LESCAUT, like Sino riddling Principessa Turandot, seems rightfully secure in the basic Puccini rota (it's encouraging to see a neglected treasure finally trickle down to its target audience), with many newer, livelier and less studio-bound recordings (and DVDs) considerably more competitive than this perfunctory one.
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