About Manon Lescaut
In one of Puccini’s earliest works, Manon Lescaut, the popular party girl of Paris, is brought to glamorous life. Destined for life in a convent, the beautiful Manon meets the romantic Chevalier des Grieux, leading to a whirlwind love affair.
However, Manon’s tastes are more expensive than des Grieux can provide, so when the wealthy Geronte offers her a life of luxury, what can a girl do but accept?
The return of des Grieux reignites the couple’s passion, causing a desperate attempt at escape and their fatal downfall. Presented in a semi-staged setting, the lush melodies of Puccini’s score are brought to the forefront, showcasing the lengths people will go to when they’re madly in love.