Manon Lescaut

MUSIC BY GIACOMO PUCCINI

 

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


The biggest highlight…was soprano Lianna Haroutounian, riveting as Manon Lescaut

– San Francisco Examiner

[Brian Jagde’s performance was] vigorous and thrillingly fearless at the role’s climactic junctures

–San Francisco Chronicle

Each time [Lianna] Haroutounian comes to town…she unveils a performance of such grace and dramatic fervor.

–San Francisco Chronicle

Nicola Luisotti conducts with passion, great reception in return to podium

–San Francisco Examiner

His voice resonating with ringing intensity and virile beauty, Jagde was ardent and dashing as the student from Amiens

–San Francisco Examiner

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Synopsis

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

 

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Manon Lescaut

PROGRAM ARTICLES

The Many Faces and Voices of Manon

Manon Lescaut was Puccini’s first great hit, and, astonishingly, his only unequivocal triumph at its premiere. Read more.

Love Actually: Puccini's First Triumph and the Future of talian Opera

Lying just outside the center of the repertory (a core dominated by Giacomo Puccini’s subsequent three operas, La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly), Manon Lescaut stakes its greatness on two foundations: its role in Puccini’s personal history, and its own unique treasures. Read more.

 

CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Manon Lescaut Lianna Haroutounian
Chevalier des Grieux Brian Jagde
Chevalier des Grieux Rafael Davila *1
Lescaut Anthony Clark Evans
Geronte Philip Skinner
Edmondo Christopher Oglesby
Singer Ashley Dixon
Dancing Master/Lamplighter Zhengyi Bai
Innkeeper/Naval Captain SeokJong Baek
Sergeant of Archers Christian Pursell
Madrigal Singer Angela Eden Moser
Madrigal Singer Jesslyn Thomas
Madrigal Singer Laurel Cameron Porter
Madrigal Singer Sally Mouzon

PERFORMANCES

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

CREATIVE
Conductor Nicola Luisotti
Director Olivier Tambosi
Production Designer Frank Philipp Schlössmann
Lighting Designer Duane Schuler
Fight Director Dave Maier
Choreographer Lawrence Pech
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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