Giacomo Puccini’s third opera, with libretto by Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa and Marco Praga, based on L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon. Libretto Manon Lescaut. [primo interprete, sesso]. Manon. Lescaut [ ♀ ]. soprano [ Cesira Ferrani, ♀ ]. Lescaut. sergente delle guardie del re [ ♂ ]. baritono. (Lescaut): In quelle trine morbide (Manon): Madrigale (mezzo-soprano, chorus): L’ora, o Tirsi, è vaga e bella (Manon): Ah! Manon, mi tradisce (des Grieux).

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Manon Lescaut

Realising he has been tricked, Geronte urges Lescaut to follow the departed pair. Ah, it is stained with blood! The Opera Lover’s Companion. Creative Commons Attribution 3.

Ogni pensiero si scioglie in pianto! Entrano alcuni suonatori, prendono posto e incominciano a suonare i loro strumenti. Who in this world does not make lescaur Bowing low, he leaves them.

He falls to his knees. A small outside staircase leads to the first floor of the inn.

A coach and horses to drive like the wind — in an hour! Oh, the lingering torture of my life! Manon is among them. The Lord made me beautiful for husband!


Manon Lescaut (Puccini) – Wikipedia

Evviva i fortunati innamorati! Il parrucchiere fa un cenno ai suoi garzoni ed esce. Caton librretto majestically by. Pochi minuti, siete perduti! Our plan has failed! Manon, ti stringi a me!

On the right, an avenue. Andiam da Des Grieux! A string quartet enter, take up their position at the rear, and begin to tune their instruments. But I know life, maybe too well. Manon and her hairdresser are in the room when Lescaut enters Manon, Lescaut: Viaggiatori eleganti — galanti!

Ah, vedi il ciel! Your kiss, sweet treasure, sets me afire! Manon, non mi rispondi?

Manon Lescaut libretto (English) – opera by Giacomo Puccini

A lamplighter passes, singing a song as he extinguishes the lights Lamplighter, des Grieux, Manon: Oh well, two beauty-spots! MANON collecting more jewels and hiding them under her cloak It would be foolish to leave these gold trinkets, O my treasures, o my treasures! I even seem to have seen you before, and my heart throbs with strange emotions. The more pragmatic Lescaut advises him that the manom will soon run out of money, and then Manon will be his.


The crowd makes brutal comments during the roll call maon the courtesans Chorus, Lescaut, des Grieux, Manon: Ti scongiuro, Manon, ah, vieni! A woman like Manon can have more than one lover.

Ho implorato maonn potenti! There the magic splendour of these rooms flashed in my mind. Farewell, my fair goddess. You asked me to return so fervently that I have come. Manon is librretto, and her thoughts turn to des Grieux Manon: Postcard commemorating the premiere.

Ah, see the sky! To the left, the corner of a barracks with a barred window on the front. Sei splendida e lucente! This is the hour for kisses, not for tears; time is flying — kiss me! The lamplighter goes on his way.

Despite all the warnings, Puccini proceeded. Apporti tu la novella lieta?