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Cuesheet 2012-2013 Season

Manon Lescaut

Washington National Opera Dress Rehearsal

Washington National Opera - Manon LescautMoney can’t buy love. That’s the hard-learned lesson for the heroine of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut—a free-spirited and flirtatious lady with a weakness for anything that sparkles. Though she meets a dashing young man who steals her heart, true love just isn’t enough for this French girl whose desire for finer things threatens to destroy her happiness, her reputation... even her life.

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