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Manon Lescaut

Author: Götz FriedrichHumphrey BurtonKiri Te KanawaPlácido DomingoThomas AllenAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, ©2000, 1983.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Italian : [Full screen presentation]View all editions and formats
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The Hamburg State Opera's production of Puccini's opera. The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. She is later arrested, charged with prostitution, and deported to Louisiana. Des Grieux accompanies her and during an escape attempt she dies in his arms.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Nonfiction television programs
Television adaptations
Cultural television programs
Drama
Named Person: Giacomo Puccini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Götz Friedrich; Humphrey Burton; Kiri Te Kanawa; Plácido Domingo; Thomas Allen; Forbes Robinson; Robin Leggate; George MacPherson; John Fryatt; Anna Cooper; Handel Thomas; Mark Curtis; Roderick Earle; Paschal Allen; Giuseppe Sinopoli; Marco Praga; Domenico Oliva; Luigi Illica; Giacomo Puccini; Prévost, abbé; NVC Arts (Firm); Royal Opera House (London, England); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769776221 9780769776224
OCLC Number: 53828139
Language Note: Sung in Italian with optional English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by the Abbé Prévost; libretto by Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, and Luigi Illica.
Program originally produced in 1983.
Credits: Chorus master, John McCarthy ; Conductor, Giuseppe Sinopoli ; Set design, Günther Schneider-Siemssen ; costume design ; Aliute Meczies ; dances, Romayne Grigorova ; videotape editor, Derek Orman ; senior cameraman, Paul Harding.
Performer(s): Kiri Te Kanawa (Manon Lescaut) ; Plácido Domingo (Chevalier Renato des Grieux) ; Thomas Allen (Lescaut) ; Forbes Robinson (Geronte di Ravoir) ; Robin Leggate (Edmondo) ; George MacPherson (Innkeeper) ; John Fryatt (Dancing master) ; Anna Cooper (Madrigal singer) ; Handel Thomas (Sergeant of archers) ; Mark Curtis (Lamp lighter) ; Roderick Earle (Naval captain) ; Paschal Allen (Sergeant of soldiers) ; children from Burlington Danes School ; Royal Opera Chorus ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Event notes: Performed in 1983 at the Royal Opera House Convent Garden.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby Digital stereo.; aspect ratio 4:3 (full screen).
Responsibility: by Giacomo Puccini, after the novel by Abbé Prévost ; NVC Arts presents ; produced by BBC-TV in association with NVC Arts ; stage producer, Götz Friedrich ; directed for television by Humphrey Burton.

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The Hamburg State Opera's production of Puccini's opera. The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. She is later arrested, charged with prostitution, and deported to Louisiana. Des Grieux accompanies her and during an escape attempt she dies in his arms.

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