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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. New Production. Sung in French with English titles. Running time approx. 2 hours 45 minutes.

Performers Malin Bystrom (Manon), Julian Gavin (Le Chevalier des Grieux), William Dazeley (Lescaut), Jonathan Best (Le Comte des Grieux), Anna-Clare Monk (Pousette), Allison Cook (Javotte), Louise Innes (Rosette).
Author Massenet. Lyrics Meilhac. Lyrics Gille. Book by Prevost. Company Opera North. Conductor Grant Llewelyn (excluding Oct 22/24/Nov 26/28). Conductor Alistair Dawes (Nov 22/24/Nov 26/28). Director Daniel Slater. Design Francis O'Connor. Costume Francis O'Connor. Lighting Bruno Poet. Choreographer Lynne Hockney.


Manon (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T0956092884. Details of all Manon archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2014

Archive Listings

26 Nov 03
28 Nov 03
The Lowry
Greater Manchester
5 Nov 03
7 Nov 03
Theatre Royal
31 Oct 03Hull New Theatre
22 Oct 03
24 Oct 03
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
16 Oct 03
15 Nov 03
Grand Theatre and Opera House
West Yorkshire

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