Fitah Rasendrahasina plays a starring role in Opera Grand Rapids’ production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.” The Calvin College junior portrays Edmondo, a young student who is a friend to the story’s hero, Des Grieux. Opera Grand Rapids artistic director Robert Lyall said that it’s uncommon for a college student to play a titled role in a professional production. But Rasendrahasina has an uncommon voice. The production hits the DeVos Performance Hall stage on Friday and Saturday, February 11-12.
February 11, 2011 | Matt Kucinski