When: Sat., March 5, 11:55 a.m. 2016
Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut is a tale of tragic love and passion bordering on madness. Manon is a country girl who can't choose between handsome young student des Grieux or the older chevalier Lescaut. She becomes Lescaut's courtesan, but longs to escape with her dashing young lover. It is this indecision that dooms her; well, that and her passion. The Metropolitan Opera presents Manon Lescaut via live simulcast at 11:55 a.m. today at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org). Tickets are $18 to $24.