VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From22nd November 2016
To12th December 2016
WhenNov 22,29, Dec 2,5,9,12 at 19:30. Nov 26 at 19:00
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Manon Lescaut

Manon LescautT1711234007
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:T1711234007, opera or operetta:S2015, venue:V377

Production details

Sung in Italian with English surtitles


Producer Royal Opera House
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Director Jonathan Kent
Performer Sondra Radvanovsky (Manon Lescaut)
Performer Aleksandrs Antonenko (Chevalier Des Grieux)
Performer Levente Molnar (Lescaut)
Performer Eric Halfvarson (Geronte di Revoir)
Performer Luis Gomes (Edmondo)
Performer Aled Hall (Dancing Master)
Performer Emily Edmonds (Singer)
Performer David Junghoon Kim (Lamplighter)
Performer David Shipley (Sergeant)
Performer Nicholas Crawley (Naval Captain)

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