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Jules Massenet: Manon


Supported by the Antenna Group. In collaboration with the Athens Concert Hall
& the Thessaloniki Concert Hall

A production of the Antenna Group

Live broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

A thrilling tale of love and passion: beautiful country girl Manon arrives at Amiens and becomes the object of desire for all the men. Guillot de Morfontaine claims her, but she falls in love with the young Chevalier des Grieux, and follows him to Paris. A third man, De Brètigny, terrorizes Manon by telling her that her lover’s father is planning an abduction of his son in order to separate him from her, and finally wins her over with promises. When Manon is finally reunited with Des Grieux, De Morfontaine takes his revenge by having her imprisoned and exiled to the French colonies in America, where she dies of hardship in the arms of her lover.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.

Production Laurent Pelly
Set Designer Chantal Thomas
Costume Designer Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer Joël Adam
Choreographer Lionel Hoche

Manon Lisette Oropesa
Chevalier des Grieux Michael Fabiano
Guillot de Morfontaine Carlo Bosi
Lescaut Artur Ruciński
De Brètigny Brett Polegato
Comte des Grieux Kwangchul Youn

Conductor Maurizio Benini