Fabio Luisi Leads Puccini's Manon Lescaut
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Tune in at 1 pm Saturday as Latvian soprano, Kristine Opolais, sings the title role in Puccini's Manon Lescaut. Roberto Alagna, having jumped into the production less than two weeks before opening night, is the charming des Grieux, who wins Manon's heart.
The new production by director Robert Eyre updates the 18th-century story, about a naïve girl seduced by men and riches, to World War II–era France. Principal conductor Fabio Luisi leads this performance.
Manon Lescaut: Kristine Opolais
Des Grieux: Roberto Alagna
Lescaut: Massimo Cavalletti
Geronte: Brindley Sherratt
Conductor: Fabio Luisi