Manon Lescaut

MUSIC BY GIACOMO PUCCINI

 

The early opera that skyrocketed Puccini to success, Manon Lescaut brings Italian passion to the tale of a young woman’s conflicted search for satisfaction. Too easily seduced by luxury, Manon leaves her true love for a wealthy older man only to realize her childish mistake …but it may be too late.

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Sung in Italian with English supertitles


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Great First Opera!
RUNNING TIME

Approximately 3 hours including two intermissions

WHO SHOULD SEE IT

Fans of the glitz and glam in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette and Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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THE BUZZ

“It is emotionally real, crushingly so… I left the opera house shaken.”
The Mercury News

“You could listen to [Lianna Haroutounian] singing Puccini’s music all night long, and marvel at the beauty, precision and power that she packed into every measure of the performance.”
The San Francisco Chronicle

Brian Jagde “has a pliant tone, pinging accuracy, stamina, shading and an astounding ability to make the voice grow throughout a phrase. What a voice… Keep your ears on Jagde.”
The Guardian

Synopsis

A young beauty forsakes true love for material luxury only to become ensnared by a desire to have both.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Manon Lescaut Lianna Haroutounian
Chevalier des Grieux Brian Jagde
Chevalier des Grieux Rafael Davila *1
Lescaut Anthony Clark Evans
Geronte Eric Halfvarson

PERFORMANCES

Nov 8, 13, 16, 20, 24, 26

CREATIVE
Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Director Olivier Tambosi
Production Designer Frank Philipp Schlössmann
Lighting Designer Duane Schuler
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

* San Francisco Opera debut

1  Nov 26

Lyric Opera of Chicago production.

 

Previous performances of Manon Lescaut can be found in our Archive.

MADE POSSIBLE BY

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson; the Edmund W. and Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Fund; Bernard and Barbro Osher; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; and Joan and David Traitel.

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