TDK Mediactive is proud to present a sensational new release of Massenet's Manon, recorded from the Opera National de Paris in June 2001 and featuring the leading soprano of the twenty-first century, Renee Fleming. This recording is not available on any format other than this DVD.
Massenet's musical idiom is always about sensuously tasteful beauty. He meets the demands of the constantly changing atmosphere of eighteenth-century society, which is charming on the outside but totally morbid-decadent on the inside, by continually changing the pitch, voice technique and the character of expression, which happens on average between each 20th and 30th bar and altogether more than two hundred times! Each shade of intonation, each gesture in the orchestra, each phrasing is of dramatic importance.