The Metropolitan Opera: Manon Lescaut
The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini's obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. "Desperate passion" is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.
Cast: Jonas Kaufmann, Fabio Luisi, Kristine Opolais
Directed by: Sir Richard Eyre
Written by: Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Illica, Domenico Oliva
Running time: 3hr 41min
Opens: Mar 05, 2016 Limited
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