Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT
Massenet's 'Manon' with Oropesa, Fabiano, Youn and Rucinski from New York
Massenet's 'Manon' is an opéra comique 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. It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on January 19, 1884. Performers:
Manon Lescaut: Lisette Oropesa.
Le Chevalier Des Grieux: Michael Fabiano.
Le Comte des Grieux: Kwangchul Youn.
Lescaut: Artur Rucinski.
Guillot de Morfontaine: Carlo Bosi.
De Brétigny: Brett Polegato.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Maurizio Benini.
Recorded 26 October 2019.