When: Sat., March 5, 1 p.m. 2016
The protagonists in Giacomo Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut go to the ends of the Earth for love. Soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Roberto Alagna lift their voices in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of the story of Manon, a beautiful but fickle woman, and the Chevalier des Grieux, the suitor who pursues her tirelessly. Director Richard Eyre transports the tragedy to a film-noir setting in occupied France and, finally, to a desolate desert. It is here where — spoiler alert — the leading lady uses her dying breath to declare her love for des Grieux. Puccini’s melodic drama is broadcast to silver screens around the state as part of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series.