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About the Album

Recorded at the Opéra Bastille in June of 2001, this recording of Massenet's Manon features Marcelo Álvarez as des Grieux and Jesús López-Cobos in the orchestra pit.

For the most part her gorgeous, full sound is ideal for the character, and she encompasses every note of the range, including the big, spot-on high-Ds in the Cours de la Reine and Gambling scenes. Her soft singing is meltingly beautiful.

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Recording info

Release Date: November 11, 2003
Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
CD / Download: 3