Massenet: Manon - Freni, Pavarotti, Ganzarolli, Zerbini; Maag. Milan, 1969


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Before there was Villazon and Netrebko there was Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni.   In every performance that they appeared together in they seem to inspire each other.  This Italian Manon is no exception and represents them at their best.  Mirella Freni had everything to play this part.  She voice is lush and sensual and innocent.  Pavarotti sings a beautiful as Des Grieux.   Despite the fact that this performance is in Italian the performance remains quintessentially French.   The sound is good.

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