13th February

Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' with Opolais, Alagna, Cavalletti and Sherratt from New York

Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' is an opera in four acts. The story is based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost. The libretto is in Italian, and was cobbled together by five librettists whom Puccini employed: Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marco Praga, Giuseppe Giacosa, Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica. The publisher, Giulio Ricordi, and the composer himself also contributed to the libretto. Performers: Manon Lescaut: Kristine Opolais. Des Grieux: Roberto Alagna. Lescaut: Massimo Cavalletti.Geronte: Brindley Sherratt. Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Fabio Luisi.

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