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Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut

Opera


Writer:
  • italian
  • star vehicle (female)
  • immigration
  • love
  • escape
  • wealth
  • status


Overview


Synopsis

As soon as the beautiful Manon Lescaut enters an inn, filled with students, The Chevalier Des Grieux instantly falls in love with her. An old man, Geronte de Ravoir, is also in love with Manon. Manon returns Des Grieux's love, but is soon seduced away from him to Geronte, due to the latter's extreme wealth. When Des Grieux attempts to win her back, and she responds willingly, Geronte reports Manon to the police. As she is about to be deported to America, Des Grieux frantically tries to save her. After he fails, he decides to join her on the trip to America. Upon arriving in America, however, Manon soon dies.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Supporting

Baritone



Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts:
4 Acts
First Produced:
1893
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters
Tags:
  • italian
  • star vehicle (female)
  • immigration
  • love
  • escape
  • wealth
  • status

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