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Washington National Opera presents Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut' starring Patricia Racette

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Soprano Patricia Racette is the greatest advertisement for Puccini's heroines. His operas dominate her resume, and no wonder. She owns a voice that gravitates to his expansive Italian lines and conveys them with the natural clarity so often blurred in less melodious works. This week she makes her role debut as the title character in his "Manon Lescaut" which Washington National Opera runs in...

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