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Manon Lescaut

  • Where:
    Opera Holland Park, Opera Holland Park Theatre, Ilchester Place, London W8 6LU, London, W8 6LU
  • When:
    4 June to 22 June
    7:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Every:
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Next On:
    June 18th 2019 at 7:30pm
  • Contact:
    0300 999 1000
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Music - Classical & Opera
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.

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