Love can be exhilarating—and also terribly painful. Puccini's first opera will break your heart with the story of two lovers struggling to escape the restrictions imposed on them by class. Manon Lescaut tells a story that is in turns sweet and tragic, and will most certainly leave you moved. But it's a popular production, so get opera tickets early.
Manon Lescaut is actually based on a novel L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, about a wealthy young man and his lover, who flee from their families to strike out and establish a life on their own in Paris. But they find that practical realities are much harder to live with than their romantic dreams.
The two main characters of Manon Lescaut find themselves traveling from Paris to Louisiana, an interesting change of location in the play that leads them farther out to unexplored territory—both literally and in terms of their emotions. Don't miss out on this unforgettable opera when it comes to a theater near you. Buy Manon Lescaut tickets today!
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