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Manon LescautNew production

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Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
June 08 20:00, June 11 20:00, June 14 20:00, June 17 18:00, June 20 20:00, June 22 20:00
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Emmanuel VillaumeConductor
Davide LivermoreDirector, Set Designer
Giusi GiustinoCostume Designer
Maria Pia PiscitelliSopranoManon Lescaut
Jorge de LéonTenorChevalier des GrieuxJun 08, 11, 14, 17
Rafael DavilaTenorChevalier des GrieuxJun 20, 22
Jared BybeeBaritoneLescaut
Carlos ChaussonBaritoneGeronte de Ravoir
Mikeldi AtxalandabasoTenorEdmondo
Marc PujolBassInnkeeper
Carol GarciaSopranoMadrigalist
José Manuel ZapataTenorDancing Master
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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