Manon Lescaut is a really great opera if you have the correct performers. José cura sings the role of "Il Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux" excellent and vivid. When I first listened to it I was a bit disappointed , because I also have The Manon Lescaut recording with Mirella Freni and Domingo. But now I find this recording as great as the one of G.Sinopoli. If you like Puccini and his great music be sure to listen to this record.