Opera in Paris – Program & Tickets

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Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne
Princess Yvonne has nothing of a princess about her: she is ugly, apathetic and taciturn. The constant butt of taunts, her presence disturbs and irritates to excess.
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When, in 1731, l’Abbé Prévost wrote L’Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut – the work that inspired Massenet’s Manon – he portrayed an entire era, that of the Regency, which saw the old order fade away and a new order, full of the promise of unprecedented freedom, rise from its ashes.
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Princess Yvonne has nothing of a princess about her: she is ugly, apathetic and taciturn. The constant butt of taunts, her presence disturbs and irritates to excess.
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