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Release date: 3 November 2020
Running time: 180 minutes
Puccini's publisher tried to prevent him from adapting Abbe Prevost's L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut – Massenet had already created a highly successful opera based on the novel. But Puccini was not to be dissuaded, claiming 'a woman like Manon can have more than one lover'. Despite a troubled gestation (five librettists were engaged in the project), the premiere of Manon Lescaut in 1893 was Puccini's first major triumph – a hit with both public and critics. Puccini's sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterized by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies, from Des Grieux and Manon's passionate duet 'Vedete? io son fedele' to the overwhelming desolation of Manon's final aria 'Sola, perduta, abbandonata'. Buy ROH Opera : Manon Lescaut (2014) Encore movie tickets and get show times at Cineworld cinemas, on the Cineworld mobile app or online. Discover movie trailers and find out about upcoming movies at www.cineworld.com. Visit a Cineworld cinema near you today.
Original title: ROH Opera : Manon Lescaut (2014) Encore
Cast: Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann
Director: Jonathan Kent
Age restrictions: 12A