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  • I was des Grieux in Manon and had immense pleasure doing it.

    In London for the publication of his autobiography, Li Cunxin talks to about the book and about his life as a dancer.

  • Here, Manon is so unlikable throughout, it's hard to care about her relationship with Des Grieux or about her death.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Here, Manon is so unlikable throughout, it's hard to care about her relationship with Des Grieux or about her death.

    Manon, encore

  • Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" (1863) isn't nearly as good an opera as "Manon" -- the Act II music in particular is pedestrian -- and the conventionally inert Chicago production (directed by Herbert Kellner and designed by Scott Marr) didn't help.

    French Lessons in Life

  • Also, he sang the role of the Chevalier Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut for Southgate Opera in N. London.

    For the First Time

  • The coachman reflected upon what I said, and when I afterwards told him the name of the street to which I wished him to drive, he answered that he feared I was about to implicate him in some bad business; that he saw plainly enough that the good-looking young man whom I called Manon was a girl eloping from the Hospital, and that he was little disposed indeed to ruin himself for love of me.

    Manon Lescaut

  • It would be interesting to trace the career of the thoughtful and precocious child known as Manon or Marie Phlipon, who sat in her father's studio with the burin of an engraver in one hand and a book in the other, eagerly absorbing the revolutionary theories which were to prove so fatal to her, but it is not the purpose here to dwell upon the details of her life.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • Mr. Labodie a Panis slave called Manon for and in consideration of 80 minots (practically 80 bushels) of wheat which he is to pay me as he has it the coming spring -- given under my hand at Detroit this 10th day of October, 1775.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920

  • Ms. Netrebko will also star in "Manon," scheduled for April.

    A Younger, Earlier Met

  • This fall, HB will bring back "Manon," a 1974 MacMillan ballet that the company first danced in 1994 and that takes inspiration from the same century and culture explored by "Marie."

    A Biography in Need of an Editor


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