TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO 27 JUL 1957
STUDIO REMASTERED 2014
2CD 0825646340989 – DIGITAL

Puccini: Manon Lescaut

ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA DI MILANO
TULLIO SERAFIN

Each act of Puccini’s episodic opera shows Manon Lescaut in a different light – from the ingénue of the first to the desperate, dying woman of the last. Though Callas never performed the role on stage, she captures every aspect of this passionate, but selfish and enigmatic character. In this particular Puccini opera, the tenor is by no means overshadowed by the soprano, and Giuseppe Di Stefano duly dominates the gripping scene at Le Havre. The young Fiorenza Cossotto – a powerhouse in roles such as Amneris and Eboli – makes a cameo appearance as the Madrigal Singer.


MANON LESCAUT: MARIA CALLAS


LESCAUT: GIULIO FIORAVANTI


CHEVALIER DES GRIEUX: GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO


GERONTE DI RAVOIR: FRANCO CALABRESE


EDMONDO: DINO FORMICHINI


L’OSTE: CARLO FORTI


IL MAESTRO DI BALLO: VITO TATONE


UN MUSICO: FIORENZA COSSOTTO


UN SERGENTE: GIUSEPPE MORRESI


UN LAMPIONAIO: FRANCO RICCIARDI


UN COMANDANTE: FRANCO VENTRIGLIA