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Manon

Manon. Opera in 5 acts by Massenet to lib. by Meilhac and Gille, after Prévost's novel Histoire du Chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731). Comp. 1882–3, rev. 1884. Prod. Paris 1884, Liverpool and NY 1885, CG 1891, NY Met 1895. Massenet wrote 1-act sequel Le Portrait de Manon (1894). Operas on same subject by Auber (see below), Puccini (see below), Balfe (The Maid of Artois, 1836), and Henze (Boulevard Solitude, 1951).

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