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Manon

Jules Massenet

From 19 June to 7 July 2012

Running Time: 3 hours 40 minutes intermissions included

Sung in French with electronic libretto in Italian, English, French

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Jules Massenet’s Manon revisits the great early-eighteenth-century French literary classic by Prévost. Manon, a young girl destined for the convent, develops an appetite for luxury and society life, and discovers the allure of love. The nobler choice will be made in the end, but it will be too late.

Manon is another new production that marks the La Scala debut of Fabio Luisi, for sixteen years chief conductor of Dresden Semperoper and recently named principal guest conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. The production is by Laurent Pelly, who enjoyed great success in 2009/2010 with his L’Elisir d’amore.

Direction 

Conductor
Fabio Luisi
Staging and costumes
Laurent Pelly
Sets
Chantal Thomas
Lights
Joël Adam
Choreography
Lionel Hoche

Cast 

Manon Lescaut
Ermonela Jaho
Poussette
Simona Mihai
Javotte
Louise Innes
Rosette
Brenda Patterson
Le Chevalier Des Grieux
Matthew Polenzani
Lescaut
Russell Braun
Le Comte Des Grieux
Jean-Philippe Lafont
Guillot de Morfontaine
Christophe Mortagne
De Brétigny
William Shimell
Hôtelier
Dario Russo

Due to health reasons, Anna Netrebko has withdrawn from the performances of Massenet's Manon.
The role of Manon Lescaut will be sung by Ermonela Jaho in all the performances.

New Production

In coproduction with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Metropolitan Opera, New York; Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse
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