At the end of the post “White Lead & Ceruse” I wrote that in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut there is a reference to the “cerussa”. Manon Lescaut is an Italian-language opera in four acts composed by Giacomo Puccini between 1889 and 1892. based on the 1731 novel “Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux, et de Manon Lescaut […]

Manon Lescaut’s Ceruse