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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.Performers Anna Netrebjo (Manon), Vittorio Grigolo (Chevalier des Grieux), Russell Braun (Lescaut), Christophe Mortagne (Guillot de Morfontaine Jun 22/25/28/Jul 1), Guy de Mey (Guillot de Morfontaine Jul 4//7/10), William Shimell (Don Alfonso), Christof Fischesser (Comte des Grieux), Simona Mihai (Pousette), Louise Innes (Javotte), Kai Ruutel (Rosette), Lynton Black (Innkeeper).
Author Massenet. Lyrics Meilhac. Lyrics Gille. Book by Prevost. Producer Royal Opera. Producer La Scal Milan. Producer Toulouse Opera. Producer Theatre du Capitole Toulouse. Producer Metropolitan Opera New York. Director Laurent Pelly. Design Chantal Thomas. Lighting Joel Adam. Director Lionel Hoche (movement). Musical Director Antonio Pappano.
Manon (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1923514923. Details of all Manon archived productions
can be found under the QTIX code: S2014
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