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


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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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Curious about the Opera?

Pre-Opera Talks

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.

Opera Previews

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.

Open Curtain

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 .

 

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
Edmondo Christopher Oglesby
Singer Ashley Dixon
Dancing Master/Lamp-Lighter 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
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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