Manon Lescaut

Late-romantic opera

Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Domenico Oliva
Librettist
Luigi Illica
Librettist

Description

Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a short novel by French author Abbé Prévost. Published in 1731, it is the seventh and final volume of Mémoires et aventures d'un homme de qualité (Memoirs and Adventures of a Man of Quality). It was controversial in its time and was banned in France upon publication. Despite this, it became very popular and pirated editions were widely distributed. In a subsequent 1753 edition, the Abbé Prévost toned down some scandalous details and injected more moralizing disclaimers.

Year 1893
Opening Night 1893
Time Period Late-romantic
Instrumentation Opera orchestra

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Caruso
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Puccini Passions: Hope and Loss
Chandos
Richard Tucker: Recital
Myto Records S.a.s. / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
Las Voces del Siglo XX Vol. 3
Pattaya
Love Songs for Valentines Day
Arts Productions Ltd.
Tenor Arias Vol. 1
Classic Art
A Buenos Aires
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The Immortal Jussi Björling
Memoir Records
Vissi d'arte…
Platinum Deluxe Butterfly
Con Amore - Italian Opera Arias
Warner Music
The Very Best of Beniamino Gigli
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Icon: Montserrat Caballé
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Opera Heroes
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The Legend
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Giorgio Lamberti: Recital
Qualiton - Myto
Prima Voce: Cesar Vezzani
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Prima Voce: Mafalda Favero
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Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)
Nimbus
An Evening At The Opera
Vanilla OMP