PUCCINI Manon Lescaut / Bocelli, Martínez, Domingo

GIACOMO PUCCINI

Manon Lescaut
Andrea Bocelli · Ana María Martínez
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Coro de la Generalitat Valenciana
Plácido Domingo
Int. Release 20 Oct. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 478 7490 4


Track List

CD 1: Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Manon Lescaut

Act 1

Matthew Pena, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Andrea Bocelli, Matthew Pena, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

4.
1:49

Matthew Pena, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Matthew Pena, Javier Arrey, German Olvera, Andrea Bocelli, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez, Javier Arrey, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Matthew Pena, Andrea Bocelli, Maurizio Muraro, Javier Arrey, German Olvera, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Andrea Bocelli, Matthew Pena, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Ana María Martínez, Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Javier Arrey, Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez, Matthew Pena, German Olvera, Maurizio Muraro, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Javier Arrey, Maurizio Muraro, Matthew Pena, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Act 2

Ana María Martínez, Javier Arrey, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Javier Arrey, Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Javier Arrey, Ana María Martínez, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

17.
1:18

Ana María Martínez, Javier Arrey, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

David Astorga, Maurizio Muraro, Ana María Martínez, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Total Playing Time: 58:00

CD 2: Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Manon Lescaut

Act 2

Ana María Martínez, Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Ana María Martínez, Maurizio Muraro, Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Ana María Martínez, Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez, Javier Arrey, German Olvera, Maurizio Muraro, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

5.
4:59

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Act 3

Andrea Bocelli, Javier Arrey, Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Valentino Buzza, Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Javier Arrey, Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez, German Olvera, Francesco Salvadori, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

German Olvera, Javier Arrey, Ana María Martínez, Andrea Bocelli, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

11.
3:46

German Olvera, Andrea Bocelli, Coro de la Comunitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Act 4

Andrea Bocelli, Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Ana María Martínez, Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Ana María Martínez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Ana María Martínez, Andrea Bocelli, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Plácido Domingo

Total Playing Time: 1:00:34

. . . committed playing of the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana . . . [the] players accept every challenge in the music with exuberance . . . The choristers' singing is perfectly scaled to each of their lines, and they are convincing . . . it is immediately apparent that Mr. Bocelli is in good voice . . . [he] exhibits consummate mastery of Puccini's vocal lines . . . vocally, this is a fine portrayal of des Grieux by any standard, and the singer's genuine Italian magnetism is seductive . . . [Ana María Martínez delivers] freshly feminine but strong-willed singing as Manon . . . The timbre of Ms. Martínez's natural instrument is one of amber and dark rum, but she sings Puccini's vocal lines with lightness of tone and approach . . . Ms. Martínez is as involved a Manon as has yet been recorded, and the confidence of her singing is a joy to hear . . . audiences will laugh with Manon Lescaut in the opera's first half and cry with her in the second in spite of themselves. Ana María Martínez is a Manon Lescaut who inspires smiles and tears, and she has in Andrea Bocelli a des Grieux who never lets her down . . . [an] engaging "Manon Lescaut" . . .

. . . [with a glamorous acoustic glow around him,] Bocelli makes a lighter-than-usual, youthful-sounding Des Grieux . . . he sings with broad phrasing and a natural Italianate colour and style . . . Ana María Martínez offers a class act as Manon, youthful, spirited, with quickness of emotion alongside a hard-bitten streak . . . The three supporting men -- Matthew Pena as Edmondo, Javier Arrey as Lescaut and Maurizio Muraro as the characterful, older Geronte -- are well cast . . . Plácido Domingo, as conductor, puts on spurts of energy at high-powered moments . . .