Puccini's Manon Lescaut

Guy Montavon (stage director), Pinchas Steinberg (conductor) — With Anna Netrebko (Manon Lescaut), Claudio Sgura (Lescaut), Yusif Eyvazov (Des Grieux)...

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Guy Montavon — Stage director, lighting designer
Hank Irwin Kittel — Stage design
Christopher Kempf — Costume designer
Anna Netrebko — Manon Lescaut
Claudio Sgura — Lescaut
Yusif Eyvazov — Des Grieux
Alessandro Spina — Geronte di Ravoir
Luís Gomes — Edmond
Rémy Mathieu — Dance master / Lamplighter
Loriana Castellano — Singer
Choir of the Monte Carlo Opera — Choir
Stefano Visconti — Chorus director
Pinchas Steinberg — Conductor

Program notes

Feast your eyes and ears on this stunning new production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut from the Monte-Carlo Opera, with the excellent Pinchas Steinberg leading the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra—and fabulous prima donna Anna Netrebko in the title role!

Puccini's first operatic masterpiece, which restages the novel of the same name by the Abbé Prévost, premiered just a few years after the resounding success of Massenet's Manon. Enraptured by the idea of adapting the novel and undeterred by the discouraging remarks of some doubters, the composer never gave an inch in defending his decision to proceed: "Massenet feels [the story of Manon] as a Frenchman, with powder and minuets. I shall feel it as an Italian, with a desperate passion." And Puccini succeeds brilliantly in creating a work that reveals the scope of his unique lyricism and his exultant musicality, brimming with romance, ardor, and richly beguiling melody.

Photo: © Opéra de Monte-Carlo

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Venue: Monte Carlo Opera (Monte Carlo, Monaco)
Production date: 2022
Duration: 2 h 10 min
Production: © Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR
Resolution: Full HD

Available until

Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Anna Netrebko appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.

Click here to discover her album "Verismo".

Anna Netrebko appears courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon.

Click here to discover her album "Manon Lescaut".