Manon French

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]

Daniel Barenboim, Staatskapelle Berlin, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón - Massenet: Manon (2008) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 158 min | 43,2 Gb
Audio1: French / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: French / LPCM Audio / 5.1 / 24-bit | Audio3: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 158 min | 8,59 Gb
Audio: French / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: French, English, German, Spanish, Chinese

International superstars Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón give inspired performances in Massenet's passionate opera, Manon. Netrebko gives full range to her abilities as a singer and actress in portraying innocence, lust, greed and, above all, beauty. It is Netrebko's mesmerizing performance which makes Villazón's youthful passion and ultimate despair even more authentic and heart-breaking. The setting in this production has been updated to the 1950s and the entire opera takes place as if Manon were the star of her own film. Indeed, Netrebko transforms her character from the innocence of Audrey Hepburn through the voluptuousness of Marilyn Monroe into the tragedy of Ingrid Bergman. The work of director Vincent Paterson, known for his work on Broadway and in music videos, is especially effective in creating an energetic and ultimately tragic performance with stunning visual splendor. Netrebko and Villazón, the true dream-team for this opera, are joined by the conductor Daniel Barenboim who leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in a spontaneous and passionate performance.

Manon Farge by Cecile Devienne  Girls

Posted by ringman at Feb. 25, 2018
Manon Farge by Cecile Devienne

Manon Farge by Cecile Devienne
8 JPG | ~800x1200 | 1.59 mb
French model

Manon Farge by Michel Bonini  Girls

Posted by ringman at Feb. 25, 2018
Manon Farge by Michel Bonini

Manon Farge by Michel Bonini
5 JPG | ~800x1200 | 702 kb
French model

Manon Farge by Martial Lenoir  Girls

Posted by nrg at Feb. 25, 2018
Manon Farge by Martial Lenoir

Manon Farge - Martial Lenoir Photoshoot
10 jpg | up to 682*1000 | 4.17 MB
French model

Manon Farge by Alexandre Cicconi  Girls

Posted by ringman at Feb. 25, 2018
Manon Farge by Alexandre Cicconi

Manon Farge by Alexandre Cicconi
12 JPG | ~1280x1920 | 6.85 mb
French model

Manon Farge by Marina Brunetto  Girls

Posted by nrg at Jan. 29, 2018
Manon Farge by Marina Brunetto

Manon Farge - Marina Brunetto Photoshoot
10 jpg | up to 1200*867 | 1.84 MB
French model
Kathleen Battle - French Opera Arias (Bastille Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Myung-Whun Chung) [2013]

Kathleen Battle - French Opera Arias (Bastille Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Myung-Whun Chung) [2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 268 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 479 1116 | TT: 62’52"

Kathleen Battle ended her operatic career on a sour note when she was fired from the MET, and this album somehow reflects that–it lacks her usual vivacity and joy. This is the only recital I've heard form her that's routine, and things aren't helped by the fact that her voice, a light colorature, isn't substantial enough for many of these arias, which are for a lyric soprano.
By Santa Fe Listener
Martin Yates, Orchestre de l'Opera National de Paris, Aurelie Dupont, Roberto Bolle - Macmillan: L'Histoire de Manon (2016)

Martin Yates, Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris, Aurélie Dupont, Roberto Bolle - Macmillan: L'Histoire de Manon (2016) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 125 min | 6,75 Gb
Audio: DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | BelAir | Sub: English

In 1974, British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in turn decided to focus on the two protagonists for an ambitious ballet that could translate the feelings and emotions of two souls abused by the accidents of life and their own personal weaknesses. In short, how a young girl on her way to a convent manages to elope with the young student with whom she has just fallen in love, only to leave him to escape destitution and finally allow herself to be persuaded by her brother Lescaut to yield to the advances of wealthy “protectors”. Accused of prostitution and deported to Louisiana, Manon is rescued by Des Grieux. Driven to murder by Manon’s jailer, he escapes with her into the marshes where the young girl ultimately succumbs. Although sincere, the love that Manon and Des Grieux share for each other cannot stand up to the vagaries of existence. As a result, neither is able to escape moral or social decline. Rather than reuse the score of Massenet’s opera, MacMillan entrusted Leighton Lucas with the task of arranging a series of extracts taken from a selection of the French composer’s operatic, symphonic and vocal scores… The end result was a huge success from its debut performance in London in 1974 onwards.
Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza - Massenet: Manon (2006/1986)

Adam Fischer, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Edita Gruberova, Francisco Araiza - Massenet: Manon (2006/1986)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.74 Gb (DVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Filmed live at the Vienna State Opera in December 1983, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s elegant staging of Manon captures all the pathos of Massenet’s masterpiece. Adam Fischer leads an all-star cast featuring the incomparable Edita Gruberova in the title role and the brilliant Francisco Araiza as Le chevalier des Grieux. Massenet’s Manon was immensely successful from the outset, and it has remained a hit ever since its world premiere in Paris in 1884.

The French Foreign Legion (Men-at-Arms 17) (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Oleksandr74 at May 21, 2018
The French Foreign Legion (Men-at-Arms 17) (Repost)

Martin Windrow - The French Foreign Legion
Osprey Publishing | 1971 | ISBN: 0850450519 | English | 50 pages | PDF | 13.92 MB
Men at Arms 17