Alto CD

Puccini: Manon Lescaut

PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut

 

(Complete Opera)

Licia Albanese
Jussi Björling
Robert Merrill
Franco Calabrese
plus 5 bonus arias
Rome Opera
Jonel Perlea

Catalog Number: ALC2001
Number of Discs:2
Time: 152:00 (AAD)


“The sound may be limited, but no Puccinian should miss this, where Björling gives the finest ever interpretation on record of the role of Des Grieux…..Merrill, too is superb as Manon’s brother, giving delightful irony to the close to Act 1….rarely so effervescent…..the Manon of Licia Albanese is sensitively sung”
(PENGUIN GUIDE 3 Stars)

Bonus Tracks:
Licia Albanese sings Puccini
Un Bel di Vedremo (Madama Butterfly)
Bimba, bimba, non piangere (Madama Butterfly) with Jan Peerce
Si mi Chiamano Mimi (La Boheme)
O Soave Fanciulla (La Boheme) with Giuseppe di Stefano
O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicchi)