Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Petrella, Di Stefano, Boriello, Pudis; Bellezza. Napoli, 1957


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Upon hearing of the death of Giuseppe Di Stefano, I went through my collection to see if there was anything that I could add with him.  I had forgotten about this wonderful performance of Manon Lescaut.  In 1957 he was in his prime and sings with his signature beauty of tone and almost reckless abandon to create a truly exciting performance.  He is joined by the great Italian Soprano Clara Petrella as Manon.   Her voice had both enormous warmth and steel and she matches Di Stefano in commitment.   Thank you Pippo.

OD 10285-2

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