Manon - Opera - Season 21/22 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Manon

    Jules Massenet

    Opéra Bastille - from 05 to 26 February 2022

    Emma Birski / OnP

  • Julien Benhamou / OnP

    [TRAILER] MANON by Jules Massenet [TRAILER] MANON by Jules Massenet

  • Julien Benhamou / OnP

    [EXTRAIT] MANON by Jules Massenet (Pretty Yende & Benjamin Bernheim) [EXTRAIT] MANON by Jules Massenet (Pretty Yende & Benjamin Bernheim)

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Manon

Opéra Bastille - from 05 to 26 February 2022

Manon

Opera Jules Massenet

Opéra Bastille - from 05 to 26 February 2022

3h50 with 2 intervals

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 5 Feb. 2022

About

In few words:

In 1731, when the abbé Prévost wrote l’Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut – which would serve as inspiration for Massenet’s Manon – he was presenting us with a portrait of an era: that of the French Regency, which saw the dying days of an old society and the apparent birth of a new one in which the promise of freedom seemed to abound. Manon would steer a course between these two worlds, escaping the convent to embrace the paths of desire and transgression and throw herself headlong into a passionate, yet self-destructive love affair with Des Grieux. A parenthesis opens only to close painfully in the night. Director Vincent Huguet breaks free from historical trappings to place the work in the splendour and heady days of the Roaring Twenties.

CHARACTERS

Manon Lescaut
Le Chevalier des Grieux: Manon’s lover
Lescaut: Manon’s cousin
Le Comte des Grieux: The Chevalier’s father
Guillot de Morfontaine: An old rake
Brétigny: Manon’s wealthy patron
Poussette, Javotte, Rosette: Three demimondaines
  • Opening
  • First part 75 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Second part 65 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Third part 40 mn
  • End

Manon : An opera that will make you cry

20 min

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Manon : An opera that will make you cry

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Audio clips

Manon (saison 19/20)- ACTE 3 (Pretty Yende)

Manon (saison 19/20)- ACTE 3 (Roberto Tagliavini)

Manon (saison 19/20)- (Pretty Yende, Benjamin Bernheim)

Manon (saison 19/20)- ACTE 1 (Ludovic Tézier)

About the work

Media coverage

  • This production is a true visual, vocal and musical success.

    Opera Online
  • A dazzling Manon.

    Le quotidien du médecin
  • Vincent Huguet’s new production and its original take on Massenet’s opera-comique has superbly found its way to the heart of audiences.

    Anaclase.com

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