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Manon LescautNew production

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Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Hungary
May 18 19:00, May 21 19:00, May 25 11:00, May 28 19:00, May 30 19:00
Hungarian State Opera
Balázs KocsárConductor
Máté SzabóDirector
Anni FüzérCostume Designer
Gabriella Létay KissSopranoManon Lescaut
Gergely BoncsérTenorChevalier des Grieux
Attila FeketeTenorChevalier des Grieux
Levente MolnárBaritoneLescaut
Csaba SzegediBaritoneLescaut
István RáczBassGeronte di Ravoir
András PalerdiBassGeronte di Ravoir
Ferenc KristoforiTenorEdmondo
Gergely UjváriTenorEdmondo
András KissBaritoneInnkeeper
László Beöthy-KissBassDancing master
Illés RáczTenorLamplighter
Sándor EgriBassNaval commander
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Hungarian State Opera Chorus

Opera in four acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Puccini's imagination was captivated by the love story of Manon Lescautand the Chevalier des Grieux, in which the protagonists defy social norms and the accepted moral law in order to be with each other, as a similar tale of passion had taken place in the composer's own life: his affair with Elvira Bonturi, a liaison that stirred enormous emotions in him but which, owing to the strictness of Italian law, could not become an official marriage, filled his life. More than one associate tried to talk him out of using the subject, not only because of his own personal proximity to it, but because of the tremendous success of Massenet's own Manon as well. Fortunately, however, Puccini could not be swayed, and his first nationwide success was born, which was soon conquering stages all over the world. 
The Opera's audience will get to see this work once again, this time in a production directed by Máté Szabó.

Open dress rehearsal on May 17th at 18:00.

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