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VenueThe Lowry
Other spaces: Lyric Theatre, Quays Theatre
CountyGreater Manchester
From19th October 2004
To21st October 2004
WhenOct 19,21 19:15
PricesFrom £9.50. To £47.00.
What is currently on at The Lowry (V0655996499)

Manon Lescaut

Manon LescautT1273259629
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.
Music Puccini
Lyrics Oliva
Lyrics Illica (after Prevost)

Archive :: production:T1273259629, opera or operetta:S2015, venue:V0655996499

Production details

New Production. Sung in Italian with English titles. A co-production with San Francisco Opera. Running time approx 2 hours 15 minutes. This production is made possible with the generous support of the Friends of Opera North. Lyric Theatre

Special Performances

  • 21 Oct 04 Audio Described


Company Opera North
Conductor Richard Farnes
Director Daniel Slater
Design Robert Innes Hoplins
Lighting Simon Mills
Performer Natalia Dercho (Manon Lescaut)
Performer Christopher Purves (Lescaut)
Performer Hugh Smith (Chevalier des Grieux)
Performer Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Geronte de Revoir)
Performer Gordon Wilson (Edmondo)

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