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Manon Lescaut (1983)

| Drama, Romance, Music | TV Movie
A story of doomed romance between a chivalrous noble man, Chevalier Des Grieux and his working class lover, Manon Lescaut.

Director:

Brian Large

Writer:

Abbé Prévost (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kiri Te Kanawa Kiri Te Kanawa ... Manon Lescaut
Plácido Domingo ... Des Grieux
Thomas Allen Thomas Allen ... Lescaut
Forbes Robinson Forbes Robinson ... Géronte de Ravoir
Robin Leggate Robin Leggate ... Edmond
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Cooper Anna Cooper ... Madrigal Singer
John Fryatt John Fryatt ... Dance Master
George MacPherson George MacPherson ... Inkeeper
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A story of doomed romance between a chivalrous noble man, Chevalier Des Grieux and his working class lover, Manon Lescaut.

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Drama | Romance | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

Italian

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Production Co:

The Royal Opera House See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Domingo, TeKanawa, Puccini- a perfect musical match
3 June 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I saw this Covent Garden production of Manon Lescaut for four primary reasons. One is my love of opera. Secondly, Placido Domingo is one of my all-time favourite singers. Thirdly, I love Puccini and his operas and the duet and intermezzo are two of his best and most beautiful pieces of music in my opinion. And finally, I am very fond of Kiri TeKanawa.

I am also receptive to the Met production with Renata Scotto in the title role. Comparing the two Manons, if I must, I think Scotto has the stronger acting ability, don't get me wrong TeKanawa's acting is very impressive but Scotto's acting is so good she becomes the character she plays, however TeKanawa's singing which is often very musical, intelligent and angelic appeals to me just a tad more. Speaking of TeKanawa, she is wonderful in this production and her acting in the final act brings tears to my eyes.

She has the perfect match with Placido Domingo, who himself is an outstanding singing actor and here is no exception. He is more dashing and perhaps more youthful in the Met production, but when he is this good in his acting and presence it doesn't matter.

The conducting and orchestra are spot on, and the costumes, photography and sets are absolutely beautiful. All in all, a perfect musical match. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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