Puccini - Manon Lescaut
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Puccini - Manon Lescaut
Famed soprano Renée Fleming hosts this filmed Metropolitan Opera production of Giacomo Puccini's classic 1893 opera +Manon Lescaut, starring Finnish performer Karita Mattila as the title character, and co-starring Sean Panikkar as Edmondo, Marcello Giordani as Des Grieux and Dwayne Croft as Lescaut. James Levine conducts; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet provide added accompaniment and support. This particular film debuted on an unusual note, as one in a series of operas given mainstream, High-Definition cinema release in the United States.