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The Metropolitan Opera: Manon Lescaut

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:March 5, 2016
Running time:215 minutes
Cast:Fabio Luisi, Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Massimo Cavalletto, Brindley Sherratt
Director:Sir Richard Eyre
Writer:Giacomo Puccini, Domenico Oliva, Luigi Illica
Distributor:Fathom Events

Description: Manon Lescaut will be presented live on Saturday, March 5 in select cinemas nationwide. 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.

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