Director: Jonathan Kent; Composer: Puccini; Conductor: Antonio Pappano; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Sondra Radvanovsky, Aleksandrs Antonenko
"Manon Lescaut" follows the all-consuming love affair between Manon Lescaut and her young student, Des Grieux. But Manon longs for a life of luxury and riches, and when a nobleman offers to make her his mistress she finds it hard to resist.
Her inability to choose between love and comfort proves her downfall, in a story that tumbles from passion and devotion to violence... and finally to tragedy.
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