Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
La Monnaie Theatre, Brussels
La Monnaie Orchestra and Chorus
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
CAST: Eva-Maria Westbroek (Manon Lescaut); Brandon Jovanovich (Chevalier des Grieux); Giovanni Furlanetto (Geronte); Aris Argiris (Lescaut); Julien Dran (Edmondo); Alexander Kravits (Dancing Master/Lamplighter)
There aren't many stories which have inspired more than one great opera. One of them is the tale of Manon, a beautiful young woman who falls victim to a combination of her own passions, and the men who both love and exploit her.