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Manon Lescaut

Before Mimi, Tosca and Cio-Cio San there was Manon Lescaut. Greedy for pleasure, the impulsive antiheroine was the first femme fatale in French literature.

Premiered in Turin in 1893, Puccini’s adaptation turned a sentimental narrative into an operatic sensation. Four episodes of ensnarement and escape trace the affair between Manon and Des Grieux from Amiens to Paris, and Le Havre to Louisiana, with a stunning intermezzo for strings. In the cruel and glorious opera that made Puccini’s name, a convent girl becomes a courtesan, then a convict, forever unable to choose between a life of luxury and a life of love.

Event starts
Tuesday 4 June, 2019
Event Ends
Saturday 22 June, 2019
Opera Holland Park
Venue Address
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place, London W8 6LU

London, London

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