Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production, starring exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role, explores the devastating consequences when excess and passion collide.
A quintessentially French tale, the story was originally set in the early 18th century but in this current production it takes place in the late 19th century, the era when the opera was actually written. The beautiful young woman incapable of forsaking both love and luxury is a timeless and familiar main character, despite the story being firmly set in a class and gender culture of the past.
Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score with tenor Michael Fabiano as the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves to be the undoing of these unfortunate lovers.
Unreserved seating - This recorded stream is 'as live'.
This event is screened in Oscars and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets: £17 / £16 concessions