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


Sondra Radvanovsky (Manon Lescaut), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Chevalier Des Grieux), Levente Molnar (Lescaut), Eric Halfvarson (Geronte di Revoir), Luis Gomes (Edmondo), Aled Hall (Dancing Master), Emily Edmonds (Singer), David Junghoon Kim (Lamplighter), David Shipley (Sergeant), Nicholas Crawley (Naval Captain)


Music: Puccini
Lyrics(s): Oliva, Illica (after Prevost)
Producer: Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Jonathan Kent
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Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1711234007. Details of all Manon Lescaut archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2015

Archive Listings

22 Nov 16
12 Dec 16
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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