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The Met Opera's 'Manon Lescaut', live on screen at Carib 5 this Saturday

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The Met Opera’'s performance of Puccini's '‘Manon Lescaut'’.

Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna star as the ill-fated lovers at the centre of Manon Lescaut, Puccini's passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris.

Sir Richard Eyre's new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met principal conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon's cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover.