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Met Opera Manon | MASSENET

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - $22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth

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Jules Massenet
Sung in French

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.

Premiere: Opéra Comique, Paris, 1884. A take on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury, Massenet’s Manon features one of the truly unforgettable, irresistible, and archetypal female characters in opera. While the story is firmly set in class and gender issues of the past, the character of Manon herself is timeless, convincing, and familiar. The opera has been a success ever since its premiere, championed by a diverse roster of singers who have cherished its dramatic opportunities, exalted style, and ravishing music.

Details

Date:
October 26, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$22/$19 Senior/$13 Youth
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Organizer

ArtSpring Presents
Phone:
250.537.2102
Email:
tickets@artspring.ca
Website:
artspring.ca

Venue

ArtSpring – Theatre
100 Jackson Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2V8 Canada
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Phone:
250-537-2102