Manon Lescaut

Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Guleghina, Cura, Gallo; Muti
By Giacomo Puccini, Riccardo Muti, Maria Guleghina, José Cura, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Lucio Gallo, Marco Berti
 

2000 - Deutsche Grammophon

Running time: 120 min.
Artists: José Cura, Maria Guleghina, Lucio Gallo, Luigi Roni, Marco Berti.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

CD audio and DVD audio available.

Recorded live June 1998 at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan

The raison d’etre for the recording is probably the fame of new super-dude-tenor José Cura, and he does not disappoint. The voice is a hefty spinto, dark in color but very bright at the top. ...This is a set to return to often.
— Classics Today
Few have seemed so ideally suited to the impulsive, obsessed Des Grieux as is José Cura, with his ardent, exciting singing.
— The Daily Telegraph