Since its publication in 1731 by l’Abbé Prévost, l’histoire de Chevalier Des Grieux et Manon Lescaut, this seminal novel has inspired numerous operas, ballets and films, including La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils, Verdi’s La Traviata and Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.
It is a timeless tale of love, passion and betrayal, with Manon, the enigmatic temptress at its centre. Her dramatic adventures, including gambling, theft and prostitution take us from Paris to New Orleans and end with the inevitable tragedy of her death.
This online lecture will be highlighted by musical extracts from the most popular operas of the 19th century, and will be presented in French.
Émilie Capulet, Senior Lecturer and Head of Classical Performance at the London College of Music is an award-winning international concert pianist, lecturer, musicologist and writer. She has recorded works by Beethoven and Chopin and has written a book on Virginia Wolf: a Musical Life, as well as numerous articles.
Émilie holds a Master’s degree on Shakespeare and a Doctorate on Music in Modern Literature. While touring Latin America she received the ExpressArte award for exceptional contribution to Nicaraguan culture, art and education. As well as her solo career she has built a strong reputation as a lecture-recitalist and guest speaker.
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