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Manon Lescaut

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Royal Swedish OperaStockholm, S-103 22, Sweden
2017 September 20 19:00, September 23 15:00, September 25 19:00, September 28 19:00, October 01 15:00, October 04 19:00, October 07 15:00, October 10 19:00, October 14 15:00, October 21 15:00
Performers
Royal Swedish Opera
Marc SoustrotConductor
Knut HendriksenDirector
Lars ÖstberghSet Designer
Annsofi NybergCostume Designer
Asmik GrigorianSopranoManon Lescaut
Sergey PolyakovTenorChevalier des Grieux
Karl-Magnus FredrikssonBaritoneLescaut
Vivianne HolmbergSopranoMusician
Niklas Björling RygertTenorDancing master
William Davis LindTenorEdmondo
Lennart ForsénBassGeronte di Ravoir
Carina JarlemarkChoreography
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
Royal Swedish Orchestra

2 hours and 50 minutes

Sung in Italian with Swesidh surtitles


Young Manon is torn between her love for the poor student Des Grieux and the luxury that a rich older protector can offer. She chooses love, but when the young lovers try to escape, Manon is arrested for prostitution and deported to Louisiana. Manon Lescaut is a merciless story about the power of money, male desire and a young woman’s road to perdition.

Puccini’s first great success, Manon Lescaut, gives one of the most poignant portrayals of a female character in all of opera. Puccini’s ability to create music that captures the hearts of the audience is just as powerful here as in his more famous works, La Bohème and Tosca. Spectacular scenery, splendid rococo costumes and beautiful Italian singing unite in the long-awaited return of this classical production, with world renowned soprano Asmik Grigorian playing the lead role.

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