Puccini: Manon Lescaut

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COMPOSERS: Puccini
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Manon Lescaut
PERFORMER: Callas, Fioravanti, di Stefano; La Scala, Milan/Serafin
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 640 7542

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Callas catches the development of Manon’s character from naive acquisitiveness to desperation with unfailing insight. Di Stefano makes a worthy Des Grieux, and Serafin is the most reliable of Puccini conductors. Michael Tanner