So the lad was looking rather sulky, as with listless fingers he turned over the pages of an elaborately illustrated edition of Manon Lescaut
that he had found in one of the book-cases.
Svetlov also brought great power and range to his aria from "La Boheme," "Vecchi zimarra." Porackova returned for an aria from "Manon Lescaut
," and Schneider closed the first half with a perfect echo of Pavarotti's energy and enthralling effect in his aria from "Turnadot," "Nessun Dorma!" The orchestral contribution to this tribute to Puccini included a rousing, explosively snapped rendering of the witches dance from the early Puccini opera "Le Villi," and a butter smooth version of the "Humming Chorus," from "Madama Butterfly."
In recent months, the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra canceled its entire season and Opera New Hampshire canceled a May 4 performance of "Manon Lescaut
"--both due to lack of funding.
Senegalese-born actor Mouss Diouf, the sidekick in long-running hit drama "Julie Lescaut
," is, for example, trying his hand at other roles in France--and looking for opportunities Stateside.
(The Story of the ChevalierDes Grieux and Manon Lescaut
Janice Cairns was simply stupendous in a Puccini roof-raiser from Manon Lescaut
, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, also tonight
It also has one of the best Manons of my experience in Rose Gad (very sexy, innocent-style), a romantic Des Grieux in Bowman, plus a neatly calculating Lescaut
in Massot and an amusing Amy Watson as Lescaut
In 1891 Giacosa was one of several writers asked to work on the libretto for Puccini's opera Manon Lescaut
. Giacosa suggested that Illica assist him, and this led to a collaboration between the two men on the texts of La boheme (1896), Tosca (1900), and Madama Butterfly (1904).
Still, Lindon's Manon Lescaut
is surprisingly lively, if not exactly world-shaking.