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Mar. 07 2015

03/21/15 – Manon – 1pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Manon by Jules Massenet 
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 55 min.

manon_mat15The vocally high-flying soprano Diana Damrau sings her first Met performances of Massenet’s beguiling heroine, opposite the ardent tenor Vittorio Grigolo, in Laurent Pelly’s elegant production, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.

Sung in French

Cast

Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Manon: Diana Damrau
Chevalier des Grieux: Vittorio Grigolo
Lescaut: Russell Braun
Count des Grieux: Nicolas Testé

Production Team

Production: Laurent Pelly
Set Designer: Chantal Thomas
Costume Designer: Laurent Pelly
Lighting Designer: Joël Adam
Choreographer: Lionel Hoche
Photo credits: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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