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Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
Few operas have surpassed Manon Lescaut in the depiction of the urgency of young love. The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna join forces in this obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Alagna 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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The Met: Live in HD
SJCT is in its third year of partnership with The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high definition performance transmissions to theaters around the world. The presentation of these operas is made possible through a generous bequest from the late Dodie Gann and underwriting from The McGee Foundation.