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She gave up true love for luxury. Now she wants it back.
Relive the unmatched feeling of dawning love in the opera that skyrocketed Puccini to success. Don’t miss Nicola Luisotti’s return to conduct fan favorites Lianna Haroutounian and Brian Jagde in this luxurious production.
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Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Approximately 3 hours including two intermissions
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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“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
A young beauty forsakes true love for material luxury only to become ensnared by a desire to have both.
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Perfect for newcomers, opera aficionados or anyone in between, our pre-opera talks provide an engaging 25-minute overview of the opera. Free to ticketholders, 55 minutes prior to curtain in the Orchestra section. Speaker: Marcia Green.
Explore Manon Lescaut in a 90-minute presentation by Roger Pines. Events held thorughout the Bay Area October 21-23 and cost varies by location. Learn more.
Have you always wanted to see the inner workings of our stage? At select performances, our curtain is open during intermission and we narrate the live changeover. Dates: Wednesday, November 13 and Sunday, November 24 .
Nov 8, 13, 16, 20, 24, 26
* San Francisco Opera debut
1 Nov 26
Lyric Opera of Chicago production.
Previous performances of Manon Lescaut can be found in our Archive.
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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September 6–October 1, 2019
June 7–July 2, 2020
June 12–27, 2020
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