Puccini: Manon Lescaut Andrea Bocelli

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  • Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Manon Lescaut / Act 1
  • 1Ave, sera gentile04:33
  • 2L'amor?! L'amor?!01:11
  • 3Tra voi, belle, brune e bionde01:11
  • 4Ma bravo!01:49
  • 5Discendono, vediam!02:10
  • 6Cortese damigella04:04
  • 7Donna non vidi mai02:21
  • 8La tua ventura ci rassicura06:32
  • 9La tua Proserpina02:09
  • 10Vedete? Io son fedele03:52
  • 11Non c’è più vino?03:07
  • 12Cavalli pronti avete?02:57
  • Act 2
  • 13Dispettosetto questo riccio!05:23
  • 14In quelle trine morbide02:08
  • 15Poiché tu vuoi saper02:56
  • 16Che ceffi son costor?...Sulla vetta tu del monte01:58
  • 17Paga costor!01:18
  • 18Vi prego, signorina (Minuetto) ... L’ora, o Tirsi, è vaga e bella08:16
  • 19Oh, sarò la più bella! ... Tu, tu, amore? Tu?!08:17
  • 20Ah! ... Affé, madamigella01:44
  • 21Ah! ah! Liberi!...Ah! Manon, mi tradisce03:54
  • 22Lescaut? Tu qui?03:26
  • Act 3
  • 23Intermezzo04:59
  • Atto terzo · Act Three · Acte trois · Dritter Akt
  • 24Ansia eterna, crudel04:44
  • 25... e Kate ripose al Re01:19
  • 26Manon, disperato è il mio prego!01:24
  • 27All'armi! All'armi!01:53
  • 28Rosetta!...Eh! Che aria!03:51
  • 29Presto! In fila!03:46
  • Act 4
  • 30Tutta su me ti posa03:03
  • 31Manon, senti amor mio...Vedi, son io che piango02:10
  • 32Sei tu che piangi?04:12
  • 33Sola perduta, abbandonata04:58
  • 34Fra le tue braccia, amore!06:51
  • Total Runtime01:58:26

Info for Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut with Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana and conductor Plácido Domingo is the dark story of love, betrayal, jealousy and death. Manon calls for dramatic, forceful performances and gets the full treatment here in this new studio recording.

The story of the doomed heroine Manon Lescaut has inspired more than one composer, but is perhaps most passionately portrayed in Puccini’s opera, written just ten years after Massenet’s Manon. A grim story of love, betrayal, jealousy and death, it calls for dramatic, forceful performance, and gets the full treatment here in this new studio recording starring Andrea Bocelli.

Now Bocelli brings the full weight of his emotionally charged personality to the tragic role of Puccini’s Des Grieux.

Manon Lescaut was Puccini’s third opera but was the first to bring him European fame. It was based on the eighteenth-century novel by the Abbé Prévost which had already been used as a source for operas by Auber in 1856 and, more famously, by Massenet (with Manon) in 1884. As far as possible Puccini’s libretto avoided scenes already used by Massenet and was the work of a number of hands, including Ruggero Leoncavallo, Giulio Ricordi (Puccini’s publisher) and Puccini himself. But the chief credit must undoubtedly go to Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, the future librettists of La Bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. The opera was first produced at the Teatro Regio, Turin, in February 1893 and achieved an immediate success. After the London premiere in 1894 George Bernard Shaw, then a music critic, wrote the prophetic words: “Puccini looks to me more like the heir to Verdi than any of his rivals”.

Andrea Bocelli, tenor (Des Grieux)
Ana María Martínez, soprano (Manon Lescaut)
Matthew Pena, tenor (Edmondo)
Javier Arrey, baritone (Lescaut)
Maurizio Muraro, bass (Geronte di Ravoir)
David Astorga, tenor (Il maestro di ballo)
Valentino Buzza, tenor (Un lampionaio)
German Olvera, bass (L’oste)
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana
Plácido Domingo, conductor

Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli‘s new studio album, “Passione” is filled with romance and beauty. “Passione” is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release “Amore,” which sold more than 4.2 million copies.

“Passione” is in essence the second volume of “Amore,” with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with “Amore,” which featured timeless masterworks, “Passione” includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “Girl From Ipanema,” and “Sarà Settembre,” (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s “September Morn”). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on “Corcovado.” The album also features a duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song “La Vie En Rose.”

On the album, Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan) with his unmistakable voice, as Foster accompanies him on piano, along with Peruvian guitarist Ramon Stagnaro. The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms and a 63-piece orchestra recorded in London.

“Andrea continues to be my favorite singer of all time,” Foster declares. “I pride myself on working with great voices, but he transcends that. He's a singer for all people, from the common man to the Pope.”

Bocelli is an iconic figure in music with a myriad of breathtaking career achievements to his name. The Italian tenor is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, period, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. He is also credited with enabling the core classical repertoire to cross over and find a home atop the international pop charts, creating a new genre of music along the way. He has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes, and the British royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli (his beloved teacher and guide), Zubin Mehta, José Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renée Fleming, and Celine Dion.

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