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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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Directed by:
Humphrey Burton
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 1983
Duration: 2 h 8 min
Production: © NVC Arts, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd