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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From14th January 2014
To4th February 2014
WhenJan 14,17,21,24,28,31, Feb 4 at 18:30
What is currently on at Royal Opera House (V377)


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.
Author Massenet
Lyrics Meilhac
Lyrics Gille
Book by Prevost

Archive :: production:T0806723391, opera or operetta:S2014, venue:V377

Production details

Sung in French with English surtitles. Running time: approx. 3hrs 50mins (inclu. two intervals)


Producer Royal Opera
Producer Metropolitan Opera New York
Producer La Scala Milan
Producer Theatre du Capitole Toulouse
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume
Director Laurent Pelly
Director Christian Rath (revival director)
DramaturgAgathe Melinand
Design Chantal Thomas
Costume Laurent Pelly
Costume Jean-Jacques Delmotte
Lighting Joel Adam
Choreographer Lionel Hoche
Company Royal Opera Chorus
Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Performer Ermonela Jaho (Manon Lescaut - Jan14 14/17/21/24/28)
Performer Ailyn Perez (Manon Lescaut - Jan14 31 Feb14 4)
Performer Matthew Polenzani (Chevalier des Grieux)
Performer Audun Iversen (Lescaut)
Performer Alastair Miles (Le Comte des Grieux)
Performer Christophe Martagne (Guillot de Morfontaine)
Performer William Shimell (De Bretigny)
Performer Simone Mihai (Poussette)
Performer Rachel Kelly (Javotte)
Performer Nadezhda Karyazina (Rosette)
Performer Lynton Black (Innkeeper)

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