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dc.contributor.advisor Citron, Marcia J.
dc.creatorBoudreaux, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T14:49:30Z
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-16T14:49:36Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-16T14:49:30Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-16T14:49:36Z
dc.date.created 2013-05
dc.date.issued 2013-09-16
dc.date.submitted May 2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/71925
dc.description.abstract Abbé Prévost’s novel L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731) has inspired at least four operas, notably by Daniel Auber, Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini, and Hans Werner Henze. This study will look at the three nineteenth-century operas based on that novel: Auber’s Manon Lescaut (1856), Massenet’s Manon (1884), and Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (1893). Massenet’s treatment receives the most attention because it is the most popular, and arguably the most well-known, of the three operas. I will discuss Manon’s role in the novel and operas, and its impact on the dramatic conception of each work. In the three operas I will examine her arias and other music, and her relationships with other characters. The goal is to gain a better understanding of each composer’s interpretation of Prévost’s heroine and to explore why Manon is different in each work.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectManon Lescaut
Manon
Des Grieux
Prevost
Jules Massenet
Giacomo Puccini
Daniel Auber
Opera
Opera comique
French operas
Musicology
dc.title Defining Manon: Three Operas on Abbé Prévost’s Manon Lescaut
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bailey, Walter B.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Barnett, Gregory R.
dc.date.updated 2013-09-16T14:49:36Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2013-05-500
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Music
dc.identifier.citation Boudreaux, Emily. "Defining Manon: Three Operas on Abbé Prévost’s Manon Lescaut." (2013) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/71925.


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