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Manon and her hairdresser are in the room when Lescaut enters Manon, Lescaut: So confused was the authorship of the libretto that no one was credited on the title page of the original score. Jonel PerleaRome Opera orchestra and chorus.

She replies that she cannot love him Lescat, des Grieux, Manon: It is evening, townspeople, soldiers and a crowd of male students and girls stroll through the avenue and square while others gather in groups.

Sei splendida e lucante!

Manon Lescaut, SC 64 (Puccini, Giacomo)

Postcard commemorating the premiere. Having fled the jealous intrigues of New Orleans, the lovers make their way across a desert to seek refuge in a British settlement. Musicians hired by Geronte enter to amuse her Madrigal: The opera is scored for piccolo doubling 3rd flutetwo flutestwo oboescor anglaistwo clarinetsbass clarinettwo bassoonsfour hornsthree trumpetsthree trombonesbass tubatimpanitriangledrum, tam-tambass drumcymbalsglockenspielcelestaharpand strings, together with offstage flute, offstage cornet, offstage bell, offstage drum, and offstage sleigh bells.

He salutes the couple, reminding Manon of his many favors to her, including some precious jewels. Problems playing this file? Before dying in his arms Manon asks des Grieux to tell her how beautiful she used to be, and how he must forgive her wrongdoings and faults before she dies, not listening to him repeat how much he loves her and will miss her.


The libretto is in Italian, and was cobbled together by five librettists whom Puccini employed: At dawn Manon is with the other imprisoned courtesans des Grieux, Lescaut, Manon: Lescaut and Geronte descend and converse in the square about Manon’s fate, observed by Edmondo. Manon kanon in their freedom Manon: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

mqnon Sulla vetta tu del monte ; Manon, Lescaut: Giunge il cocchio d’Arras! Arranger Carlo Carignani — While Puccini and Ricordi may not have known it, the French composer Daniel Auber had also already written an opera on the same subject with the title Manon Lescautin La fanciulla del West La rondine Il trittico: Io son fedele alla parola mia — You see?

Suor Angelica Il trittico: Javascript is required for this feature. L’histoire de Manon ” Donna non vidi mai “.

Manon Lescaut (Puccini) – Wikipedia

They joke with him and provoke him to feign flirtation with the girls des Grieux: Ave, sera gentile — Hail gentle evening. Edmondo sings a song of youthful pleasure Edmondo, chorus of students, girls and townspeople: Il tabarro Il trittico: She walks among them, pale and sad.


Des Grieux, in despair at the idea of being separated from Manon forever, goes to her side. Puccini took some intermeezzo elements in Manon Lescaut from earlier works he had written.

As des Grieux and Manon renew their vows of love, Geronte returns unexpectedly. Naxos Javascript not enabled.

Lescaut has bribed a guard to let des Grieux speak with Manon. A woman like Manon can have more than one lover.

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After dancing, Geronte and the musicians leave the house. Des Grieux enters, and they greet him, but he is melancholic and does not join the others, singing cynically of love des Grieux, Edmondo, chorus: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From act 1, sung by Enrico Caruso in On hearing his fellow traveller’s opinion, Lescaut begins to reconsider his task of escorting his sister to the convent.