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Adina Nitescu in Manon Lescaut (Glyndebourne Opera)

Manon Lescaut (Glyndebourne Opera)

2007 NR

Adina Nitescu is Manon Lescaut, a woman who owes her fame and success to her striking beauty but feels trapped by society's expectations. In Puccini's tragic opera -- the composer's first big success -- she gives up her society life to be with the man she loves, but the doomed romance comes to a heartbreaking end. Patrick Denniston plays Manon's paramour, Des Grieux, in this production from the Glyndebourne Opera.