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December 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
by Jules Massenet
Sung in French with English Subtitles
Estimated Run Time: 4 hours and 2 minutes
An NCPA – The Metropolitan Opera (New York) Presentation
Manon is Massenet’s most popular opera – a tale of love, greed and betrayal. Young Manon is sent to a convent by her family but has an encounter with a young student, Chevalier des Grieux, on the way. The two of them quickly get acquainted, fall in love and elope to Paris. Manon longs for riches that des Grieux cannot provide. When she is persuaded to leave him, Manon has to pay the price for choosing luxury over love.
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: Laurent Pelly
Set Designer: Chantal Thomas
Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer: Joël Adam
Choreographer: Lionel Hoche
Cast: Lisette Oropesa (Manon), Michael Fabiano (Chevalier des Grieux), Carlo Bosi (Guillot de Morfontaine), Artur Ruciński (Lescaut), Brett Polegato (De Brétigny), and Kwangchul Youn (Comte des Grieux)