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Meeta Raval - Final - Song 2

Duration: 05:16

Soprano Meeta Raval from England sings Sola, perduta, abbandonata from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World final.

Manon is dying of thirst and exhaustion in the Louisiana desert, where she has been deported. Her lover Des Grieux has gone in search of water, and she laments her fate 'alone, lost, abandoned'. A few moments after his empty-handed return, she sings with her last breath that her love will never die.

Available since: Mon 20 Jun 2011


Series Producer
Tony Followell
Petroc Trelawny
Nicole Cabell
Joyce DiDonato
Rhodri Huw
Rhian Williams
Executive Producer
Paul Bullock

This clip is from

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011, Concerts, Final

Petroc Trelawny presents the final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011.

First broadcast: 19 Jun 2011

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