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Manon Lescaut is the opera in which Puccini found his voice. Never again did he equal the intensity of full-blooded sexual passion with which he imbued this opera. The catalyst is the Chevalier de Grieux, a young man initiated into a wanton world, all too aware of the degradation he will suffer but powerless to resist it. The object of his obsession is Manon, irresistibly charming and lethally corrupt, infuriatingly poised between the trivial and the sublime. Puccini's musical imagination was at its most fecund as he lavished his immortal melodies on these potent characters. Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Performers Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Chevalier des Grieux), Christopher Maltman (Lascaut), Maurizio Muraro (Geronte di Ravoir), Benjamin Hulett (Edmondo), Robert Burt (Dancing Master), Nadezhda Karyazina (Singer), Luis Gomes (Lamplighter), Jeremy White (Naval Captain), Jihoon Kim (Sergeant - Act III).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Oliva. Lyrics Illica (after Prevost). Producer Royal Opera. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Jonathan Kent. Design Paul Brown. Lighting Mark Henderson. Choreographer Denni Sayers. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01009601825. Details of all Manon Lescaut archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2015

Archive Listings

17 Jun 14
7 Jul 14
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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