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Saturday, December 3, 2016 Permalink

Met Opera: Manon Lescaut


Manon Lescaut
by Giacomo Puccini


Few operas have surpassed Manon Lescaut in the depiction of the urgency of young love. The French tale of a beautiful young woman destroyed by her conflicting needs for love and luxury. Puccini infused the story with frank emotion and a flood of melody. The opera was his first great success, leading George Bernard Shaw to name him “the successor to Verdi.”

Richard Eyre’s new production moves the action to the 1940s.


Conductor: Marco Armiliato


Manon Lescaut: Anna Netrebko

Des Grieux: Marcelo Álvarez

Lescaut: Christopher Maltman

Geronte: Brindley Sherratt


Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 3 hrs 7 mins.

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