Date: 19:30, 3/5/7 September 2014
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Shanghai Grand Theatre
Price: RMB 80, 180, 380, 580, 780, 980, 1280

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The Shanghai Grand Theatre will kick off its 2014/15 Season with Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, a co-production of the Royal Opera House, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and the Shanghai Opera House. This early Puccini masterpiece just made a welcome return to Covent Garden in June this year, after an absence of 30 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent. His striking contemporary interpretation of this drama of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will resonate with many of today’s audiences, and illustrate that Manon’s story is still relevant in our own times. The score includes some of Puccini’s most memorable arias, including Des Grieux’s ardent ‘Donna non vidi mai’ and Manon’s nostalgic ‘In quelle trine morbide’.

Opera in four acts
Libretto by Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica
After Antoine-Francois Prévost’ s Novel
L’Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut

Conductor: Daniel Oren
Director: Jonathan Kent
Choreographer & Shanghai Revival Director: Denni Sayers
Designs: Paul Brown
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson

Manon Lescaut: Svettla Vassileva
Chevalier des Grieux : Gustavo Porta
Lescaut: Carlo Striuli
Geronte di Ravoir : Yu Yang
Edmondo : Zhang You Ji

Shanghai Opera House Chorus & Orchestra