OP1071. MANON, Live Performance, 16 Jan., 1943, w.Beecham Cond. Met Opera Ensemble; Bidú Sayão, Charles Kullman, Nicola Moscona, John Brownlee, etc. (E.U.) 2-Walhall 11. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 5019148605010
"No singer could be more captivating in the inn scene: the childlike giddiness of the entrance aria spills forth in tones of mint silver; 'Voyons, Manon' (sans simper) is no demure reverie but the musing of a fifteen-year-old who already knows what she wants....so when Manon expires (with some of Sayao's most delicate effects), we fully share Des Grieux's regret."
- Paul Jackson, SATURDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD MET, p.288