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The libretto for this work, by playwright Henri Meilhac (1831-1897) and journalist Philippe Gille, is based on the novel, L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, by Abbé Prévost (1697-1763), published in 1731. Earlier musical interpretations of the novel include a ballet by Halévy of 1830, an opera by M... read more