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VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From18th September 2000
To3rd November 2000
WhenSep 18,22,28, Oct 4,9,17,20,25,27,30, Nov 3 at 19:30, Sep 30, Oct 7,14 Early start 18:30
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Manon Lescaut

Manon LescautT0307638078
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:T0307638078, opera or operetta:S2015, venue:V376

Production details

New production supported by The Kobler Trust. Part of ENO's series of seven new productions of Italian operas.

Special Performances

  • 30 Oct 00 Sign Interpreted


Company English National Opera
Director Keith Warner
Translation Keith Warner
Translation Emma Warner
Costume Stefanos Lazaridis
Costume Emma Ryott (assistant)
Lighting Davy Cunningham
Conductor Paul Daniel
Conductor Alex Ingram (Oct 17 20 25 and 27)
Performer Nina Stemme (Manon Lescaut)
Performer Julia Melinek (Manon Lescaut from Oct 30)
Performer Martin Thompson (Chevalier des Grieux)
Performer John Daszak (Chevalier des Grieux from Oct 30)
Performer David Kempster (Lescaut)
Performer Mark Richardson (Geronte de Revoir)
Performer John Graham Hall (Edmondo/Dancing Master/Lamp-Lighter)
Performer Richard Roberts (Edmondo/Dancing Master/Lamp-Lighter from Oct 25)
Performer Graeme Danby (Innkeeper)
Performer Susan Parry (Musician)
Performer Roberto Salvatori (Naval Captain)
Performer Leigh Melrose (Sergeant of Archers)

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