The Met: Live in HD presents Puccini's Manon Lescaut
The Metropolitan Opera stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story, Manon Lescaut.
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 in a feast for the ears and eyes.
The Met: Live in HD's broadcast of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut will be presented live on Saturday at 12:55 p.m. and again in an encore presentation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Puccini's Manon Lescaut
Saturday, 12:55 p.m.
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