Giacomo Puccini: The Man and His Operas — Manon Lescaut & La Bohème

“ The plot of Manon Lascaut revolves around the eighteen-year-old Manon who is destined to become a nun, but instead runs away with her young lover Des Grieux…”

Manon Lescaut was based on the novel of the same name by the French writer, Antoine Francois (Abbé) Prévost, and published in 1731. It has seldom been out of print.