Manon Lescaut - a filmed performance.
This version is by far the best Manon Lescaut on DVD. With wonderful Renata Scotto at the height of her powers playing the hapless Manon and Placido Domingo as her besotted lover it is an incredible performance.
From the Metropolitan Opera with Gian Carlo Menotti directing and a young James Levine in the pit- everything about this production screams quality and the very best- and it certainly doesn't disappoint.
The sets and costumes are suitably sumptuous delivering everything visual that one can expect from traditional grand opera...grand it certainly is!
Like the music itself- in this Puccini's first great hit- this production overall is passionate and glorious and as the New York Post reviewer said - "It is a stunning Manon!" - I can't disagree- with this opera in your collection you will want to enjoy it over and over....