Edmondo's wife: Zane Dombrovska
In their time, his friends had tried to dissuade Giacomo Puccini from idea to write an opera about the tragedy of wayward beauty Manon Lescaut as the story of Abbé Prévost had have already inspired an opera by composer Julles Massenet. However, Puccini dismissed all objections.Manon is a heroine I believe in and therefore she cannot fail to win the hearts of the public. Why shouldn’t there be two operas about Manon? A woman like Manon can have more than one lover. He added, Massenet feels it as a Frenchman, with powder and minuets. I shall feel it as an Italian, with a desperate passion. Manon Lescaut was his third opera and his first striking success.
From 5 February 2021 until 28 February 2021 audiences are offered a chance to view a recording of the premiere from 26 november 2015 ONLINE. When purchasing the ticket, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the recording and an access code. In the set time frame each recording will be available an unlimited number of times. Tickets are available at www.bilesuparadize.lv.