Giacomo Puccini’s third opera, with libretto by Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa and Marco Praga, based on L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon. Libretto Manon Lescaut. [primo interprete, sesso]. Manon. Lescaut [ ♀ ]. soprano [ Cesira Ferrani, ♀ ]. Lescaut. sergente delle guardie del re [ ♂ ]. baritono. (Lescaut): In quelle trine morbide (Manon): Madrigale (mezzo-soprano, chorus): L’ora, o Tirsi, è vaga e bella (Manon): Ah! Manon, mi tradisce (des Grieux).

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What sweetness, what tenderness! Your kiss, sweet treasure, sets me afire! They laugh derisively and when Lescaut returns to threaten them, they scatter, highly amused by the situation. Lescaut prevents Des Grieux from freeing Manon with a weapon. My passion is so strong that I feel I am the most unhappy creature alive. Lescaut tells her that Des Grieux still loves her and, in order to become wealthy, has started to gamble. Edmondo and the students admire Manon Chi non darebbe a quella donnina bella?

Oh, amore, ultimo incanto, ineffabile ebbrezza! A blond passes briskly. We must console her. Paris is a kanon great school.

On the left by the window, a luxuriously appointed dressing-table at which Manon is sitting wrapped in a white dressing-gown, while a hairdresser and two assistants are busy putting the finishing touches to her coiffure. O worthy devotee of Cupid, the fair and divine angel has come from heaven for your delight, etc.


O mia Manon, pronta alla porta del cortil sii tu. The girl leaves him. Geronte bursts into sarcastic laughter at Manon who, panic-stricken, drops her cloak, spilling the stolen jewels on the floor. The despairing Des Grieux holds on to his beloved and finally manages to persuade the captain to hire him and take him to Louisiana.

Mio buon signore, ecco! Push forward and then return with joyful words and glad tidings! La tua ventura ci rassicura — Your good fortune encourages us. Scorgendo il comandante, vinto da profonda emozione, singhiozza; le sue braccia che stringevano Manon si sciolgono. He offers to help her, and when Lescaut calls her he begs her to meet him later; she reluctantly agrees. He goes over to the card-players, whispers to several of them, and then departs. Editor Carlo Carignani —piano reduction.

Ah, give me back the kisses, your burning kisses, that rapture which once gladdened me!

O sweet creature, ah, my infinite desire! Regina struts coquettishly across, some laugh.

Manon Lescaut – Manon Lescaut

MEN egged on by Lescaut Courage! Manon does not want poverty, Manon will gratefully accept a palace and quit her student.

More information about this can be found here. List of compositions by Giacomo Puccini Category: Nella facciata verso la piazza, il portone chiuso, innanzi al quale passeggia una sentinella. She stretches out of her hands and Des Grieux kisses them feverishly. Despite all the warnings, Puccini proceeded. Listen, I will rest here! I am at your feet! A brunette with a brazen air crosses. He then goes to the barred window and taps cautiously on the bars.


Oh, i lunghi baci! Oh, if only I too could be lucky enough to win!

Manon Lescaut, SC 64 (Puccini, Giacomo)

Lesfaut quiet little home rang with carefree laughter and with my merry friends I often went dancing! MANON to herself Livretto me you are striving, for me, the wretch who deserted you, who cost you so much grief! And in the depths of the desert I meet my end, cruel torment, ah, alone, forsaken, I am a deserted woman!

Overcome by grief at the death of his vain and selfish lover, des Grieux collapses across her body Manon, des Grieux: In you I am drunk again with passion! Ah, come, give me back the librtto, the fleeting hours, your passionate caresses!

No, non voglio morir! In an opera by Jules Massenet entitled Manonand based on the same novel, was premiered and has also become popular. He grasps Manon roughly by the arm and pushes her into line. Lescaut bows and Geronte goes off. Maybe I can help you.

Manon Lescaut libretto (English) – opera by Giacomo Puccini

Is the sedan-chair here? Make this moment eternal and infinite! Des Grieux leaves in a huff. Des Grieux corre alla finestra.