The Met Opera in HD: Manon
Met Opera in HD


Jules Massenet
October 27

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 HD Broadcast season. This is an archived view.

Rising soprano Lisette Oropesa and tenor Michael Fabiano star as the not-so-innocent young lovers in this tale of passion and excess.

Met Opera in HD

Manon's story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great heartrending tales in literature and music. A tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, Manon recklessly chooses luxury over the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for her proves their undoing. Laurent Pelly sets her enchanting production in Paris's "Belle Époque," when the opera was written, and Maurizio Benini conducts the sensual score.

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