Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo Star in their First Met Performances of Massenet’s Tragic Romance Manon; Emmanuel Villaume conducts the first revival of Laurent Pelly’s production, which will also star Russell Braun and Nicolas Testé

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Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo Star in their First Met Performances of

Massenet’s Tragic Romance Manon

 


Emmanuel Villaume conducts the first revival of Laurent Pelly’s production,

which will also star Russell Braun and Nicolas Testé

 

Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo will sing their first Met performances of the title character in Massenet’s Manon and her devoted lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. Emmanuel Villaume will conduct the first revival of Laurent Pelly’s 2012 Met staging, also starring Russell Braun as Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, and Nicolas Testé as the Chevalier’s father, the Comte des Grieux. The opera opens March 9 and plays six performances through March 28.

 

Further information, including biographies of the principal artists, is available in our online press room here.

 

Performances: March 9, 12, 17, 21mat, 25, 28.   Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours, 55 minutes, including two intermissions.

 

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.

 

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Manon are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.

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