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  • Marcelo Alvarez.
From 31 March to 27 April 2019
Giacomo Puccini

Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra

Teatro alla Scala New Production


The Premiere on 31 March will be live broadcast on RAI-Radio3. A recorded performance will be broadcast on 11 April on Rai5 Tv.


FIRST AND SECOND ACT 75 minutes / Intermission 30 minutes / THIRD AND FOURTH ACT 50 minutes

Conductor Riccardo Chailly
Staging David Pountney
Sets Leslie Travers
Costumes Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Choreography Denni Sayers
Lights Fabrice Kebour


Manon Maria José Siri
Lescaut Massimo Cavalletti
Des Grieux

Marcelo Álvarez (31 March; 16, 19, 27 April)

Roberto Aronica (3, 6, 9, 13, 24 April)

Geronte Carlo Lepore
Edmondo / Dance Master / Lamplighter

Marco Ciaponi (31 March; 3, 6, 9, 16, 19, 27 April)

Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio (13, 24 April)

L'Oste Emanuele Cordaro
Un Musico Alessandra Visentin
Sergente degli arcieri Daniele Antonangeli
Un Comandante di Marina Gianluca Breda
Musici Barbara Lavarian, Roberta Salvati (first sopranos)
Silvia Spruzzola (second soprano)
Julija Samsonova, Maria Miccoli (altos)

2 April
Due to an acute bronchitis Marcelo Alvarez has to withdraw from 3, 6 and 9 April's performances. The role of Des Grieux will be performed by Roberto Aronica.




Born of his passion for Puccini, Riccardo Chailly’s journey through historic operas revisited in the light of contemporary musicological research features an exciting new entry. Following the premiere of Turandot with a new finale by Luciano Berio, La fanciulla del West with its original orchestration and the first version of Madama Butterfly, this season the earliest version of Manon Lescaut – which debuted in Turin in 1893 – comes to the stage of La Scala. Standing out among the many differences is the final concertato of the first act, omitted from the opera before its 1894 premiere at La Scala, in which Puccini shows off his stunning orchestral virtuosity.