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Puccini's Manon Lescaut

Götz Friedrich (stage director), Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) – With Plácido Domingo (Chevalier des Grieux), Kiri Te Kanawa (Manon Lescaut)...

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Cast

Götz Friedrich — Stage director

Günther Schneider-Siemssen — Designer

Aliute Meczies — Costumes

Robert Bryan — Lighting

Kiri Te Kanawa — Manon Lescaut

Thomas Allen — Lescaut

Plácido Domingo — Chevalier Des Grieux

Robin Leggate — Edmondo

Roderick Earle — Hôtelier & Capitaine de Marine

Anna Cooper — Singer

John Fryatt — Dancing Master

Handel Thomas — Sergeant of Archers

Mark Curtis — Lamplighter

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Giuseppe Sinopoli — Conductor

Program notes

"Manon Lescaut is a heroine I believe in," wrote Giacomo Puccini to his publisher Giulio Ricordi. Experience Puccini's third opera and first big success in Götz Friedrich's landmark 1983 production at the Royal Opera House. The extraordinary Plácido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa take on the roles of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut, accompanied by the Royal Opera House Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Giuseppe Sinopoli.

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