Item Details

Manon Lescaut [videorecording]

Giacomo Puccini ; executive producer, Michael Bronson ; producer, Clemente D'Alessio ; director, Kirk Browning
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
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.
Director
Kirk Browning
Performers
Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo, Pablo Elvira, Renato Capecchi, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Release Date
1980
Run Time
134 min.
Language
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Notes
  • For specific features see interactive menu.
  • Videodisc release of a 1980 production.
Series
Pioneer Classics
Credits
Conductor, James Levine ; production by Gian Carlo Menotti.
Published
Long Beach, CA : Pioneer Entertainment (USA) L.P., c1999.
Recording Info
Recorded at the 123rd Metropolitan Opera performance, Saturday afternoon, March 29, 1980.
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews:
Description
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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