Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT
Massenet's 'Manon' with Dreisig, Hotea, Ivaschenko and Bürger from Hamburg
Massenet's 'Manon' is an opera in five acts to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost. De Brétigny, a nobleman, has just arrived, in the company of Guillot, an aging rake who is the Minister of Finance, along with three flirtatious young actresses. While the innkeeper is serving dinner to the party, the townspeople collect to witness the arrival of the coach from Arras. Among them is Lescaut, a guardsman, who tells his comrades that he plans to meet a kinswoman. Performers:
Manon Lescaut: Elsa Dreisig.
Poussette: Elbenita Kajtazi.
Javotte: Narea Son.
Rosette: Ida Aldrian.
Chevalier Des Grieux: Ioan Hotea.
Count Des Grieux: Dimitry Ivashchenko.
Lescaut: Björn Bürger.
Guillot-Morfontaine: Daniel Kluge.
von Brétigny: Alexey Bogdanchikov.
Host: Martin Summer.
Hamburg State Opera Choir. Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sébastien Rouland.