Puccini's first major success is based around the 18th century novel by Abbé Prévost and tells the story of the doomed infatuation of Chevalier des Grieux for the beautiful, fun-loving Manon. This production was directed by Graham Vick, with John Eliot Gardiner conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Manon Lescaut, Puccini's first major success, is a work of impassuioned emotions, based on the 18th-century novel by Abbe Prevost, depicting the doomed infatuation of Chevalier des Grieux for the beautiful, fun-loving Manon. Puccini clothes the story in warmly passionate music that makes a direct appeal to the listener's emotions.
This version, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner and directed by Graham York, was performed by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera at Glyndebourne in May 1997.
ADINA NITESCU as Manon Lescaut..
PATRICK DENNISTON as Chevalier des Grieux..
ROBERTO de CANDIA as Lescaut..
& PAOLO MONTARSOLO as Geronte di Ravoir.
With ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
Running Time.126 mins.