Run-Time: 1 x 132 min.
Directed by Directed for television by Claus Viller
ORF in cooperation with Vienna State Opera
Languages: Italian (ORIGINAL)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
A recording from the Vienna State Opera, Vienna 2005
The sensational success of Manon at its premiere at the Opéra Comique in Paris in 1884 confirmed Jules Massenet's status as one of the outstanding French opera composers of the late 19th century. The opera was based on the novel «Die Leiden des jungen Werthers» («The Sorrows of Young Werther») by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published in 1774. It brought overnight fame to its young author, now generally acclaimed as Germany's greatest writer.
Opera by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Philippe Jordan
Choir: Vienna State Opera Choir
Cast: Marcelo Alvarez, Elina Garana, Adrian Erod, Peter Jelosits, Markus Pelz
Directed by Andrei Serban