The Metropolitan Opera: Manon Lescaut

Genre:  Drama, Other
Running Time:  213 min.
Release Date: March 5, 2016 (limited)

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Soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role of the beautiful, fun-loving country girl Manon Lescaut, who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Jonas Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her in this opera based on the 18th-century novel by Abbé Prévost.

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.

Studio: The Metropolitan Opera

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