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MANON (MET 2019)
Metropolitan Opera Cinema Season MANON (MET 2019) Saturday 26 October 5:55PM
  • Director: Laurent Pelly
  • Language: French with English subtitles
  • Runtime: 3hrs 52mins inc 2 intervals TBC
  • Screening: LIVE
  • Tickets: £17.00, Conc. £15.00 incl. 50p cmsn
  • Venue: THEATRE
  • With: Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, Carlo Bosi, Artur Rucinski, Brett Polegato, Kwangchul Youn

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Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

The opera is set in and around Paris, with familiar landmarks such as the church of St. Sulpice forming important reference points in the story. The opera was originally set in the early 18th century, but the Met’s current production places the story in the late 19th century, the so-called “Belle Époque” and the time when the opera was written.
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