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Manonlocked

  • Rodney Milnes

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Opéra comique in five acts by jules Massenet to a libretto by henri Meilhac and philippe Gille after antoine-françois Prévost ’s novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731); Paris, Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart), 19 January 1884.

Massenet suggested setting Abbé Prévost’s novel to Meilhac, with whom he had collaborated on the one-act trifle ...

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