It was the wild success of this, Puccini’s third opera that launched the string of masterworks that made him the most popular composer in history. While traveling to a convent where she is being sent by her family, Manon Lescaut attracts the attentions of France’s very wealthy Royal Tax Collector. She escapes his clutches with the help of her true love, a handsome young student. But, the allure of living in luxury soon overwhelms her and she abandons love for riches. Her attempt to return to her true love comes, however, at the incalculable cost of deportment and her tragic demise in the New World. Puccini’s ravishing and poignant music will sweep you away with its rich and emotional power!
Opera Grand Rapids presents Puccini's Manon Lescaut performs at DeVos Performance Hall, February 11th & 12th at 7:30 PM! Tickets are $20-$94 and are available through ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
To hear a word from the Opera singers whom play Manon Lescaut and the wealthy Royal Tax Collector, please follow this link: Fox 17, Tim Doty interview.