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The opera charts Manon's course from wide-eyed innocent to a woman who has seen all too much of the world, and Massenet supplies a lushly romantic score, bursting with life and colour. On her way to the convent where she is destined to spend her days, Manon falls instantly in love with the handsome Des Grieux, and they elope. Torn between her devotion to Des Grieux and the seductiveness of glamour and riches, Manon's voracious appetite for life blazes through the opera. Whilst he only wants the girl, the girl wants to have it all - even if it proves ultimately to be her undoing. Sung in French with English surtitles. Running time: approx. 3hrs 50mins (inclu. two intervals)

Performers Ermonela Jaho (Manon Lescaut - Jan14 14/17/21/24/28), Ailyn Perez (Manon Lescaut - Jan14 31 Feb14 4), Matthew Polenzani (Chevalier des Grieux), Audun Iversen (Lescaut), Alastair Miles (Le Comte des Grieux), Christophe Martagne (Guillot de Morfontaine), William Shimell (De Bretigny), Simone Mihai (Poussette), Rachel Kelly (Javotte), Nadezhda Karyazina (Rosette), Lynton Black (Innkeeper).
Author Massenet. Lyrics Meilhac. Lyrics Gille. Book by Prevost. Producer Royal Opera. Producer Metropolitan Opera New York. Producer La Scala Milan. Producer Theatre du Capitole Toulouse. Conductor Emmanuel Villaume. Director Laurent Pelly. Director Christian Rath (revival director). Dramaturg Agathe Melinand. Design Chantal Thomas. Costume Laurent Pelly. Costume Jean-Jacques Delmotte. Lighting Joel Adam. Choreographer Lionel Hoche. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.


Manon (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0806723391. Details of all Manon archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2014

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