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Manon LescautNew production

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Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
June 07 20:00, June 10 17:00, June 13 20:00, June 16 20:00, June 19 20:00, June 21 20:00
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Emmanuel VillaumeConductor
Davide LivermoreDirector, Set Designer
Giusi GiustinoCostume Designer
Liudmyla MonastyrskaSopranoManon Lescaut
Gregory KundeTenorChevalier des Grieux
David BižićBaritoneLescaut
Carol GarciaSopranoMadrigalist
José Manuel ZapataTenorDancing Master
Mikeldi AtxalandabasoTenorEdmondo
Carlos ChaussonBaritoneGeronte de Ravoir
Marc PujolBassInnkeeper
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Passion, pleasure and regret in a story about contradictions and sacrifices

Inspired by the eponymous novel by the Abbé Prévost, Puccini achieved his first major success with Manon Lescaut. The story of the rise and fall of the courtesan Manon was written with captivating music, true to the principles of verism and with the right amount of heart rendering emotion in passages such as the famous aria “Sola, perduta, abbandonata” of act four.

Two acclaimed tenors share the role of Des Grieux, America’s Gregory Kunde and Spain’s Jorge de León. They are joined by two internationally reputed sopranos in the leading role, the Ukraine’s Ludmyla Monastyrska and Italy’s Maria Pia Piscitelli.

The Liceu welcomes a new coproduction between the Liceu, the Palau de les Arts in Valencia and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. The action takes place in the context of early 20th century immigration with the memory of Ellis Island as the background.

Co-production: Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro di San Carlo (Naples) and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia)

Approx running time 2 hours 25 mins.

Tickets on sale from June 2017.

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