MANON LESCAUT, the tragic opera that catapulted Giacomo Puccini to fame and fortune, tells the story of the beautiful young Manon, whose intention to join a convent becomes interrupted by the affections of two men: the poor and romantic poet Renato des Grieux and the vile tax collector Geronte de Revoir. Manon lives with both the men, one in abject poverty, the other in stifling opulence; in the end she chooses love over money, but it is a decision that leads to her death. Performed by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, conducted by James Levine.
Release Date: 15 September 2008
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: Italian