The young Manon is torn between the love of the poor student Des Grieux, and the luxury a rich older patron can offer. She chooses love and when the young lovers try to escape, Manon is arrested for prostitution and deported to Louisiana. Manon Lescaut is a gratuitous story about the power of money, the desires of men and a young woman's path to destruction.
One of the operative perpetrators most arresting women's portraits is in Puccini's first great success, Manon Lescaut. Puccini's ability to create music that wins the audience's hearts is as great as in his more well-known work, La Bohème and Tosca . Spectacular decor, magnificent rococo cheese and Italian dance songs are featured in this classic set, which now has a long-awaited return with the world record Asmik Grigorian in the title role.