Anna Netrebko Takes on a New Met Role as the Heroine of
Puccini’s Passionate Tragedy, Manon Lescaut
Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon’s lover, des Grieux
Three performances feature Kristine Opolais reprising her acclaimed interpretation of the title role, which she sang in the new production premiere last season
New York, NY (November 14, 2016) – Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon’s obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman stars as Manon’s brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, Manon’s older lover. The November 21, December 7, and December 10 performances will star Kristine Opolais as Manon, reprising a role she first sang with the company in last season’s premiere of Sir Richard Eyre’s staging. Marco Armiliato will conduct all performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this season.
Further information, including biographies of principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: November 14, 18, 21, 25, 30; December 3mat, 7, 10eve. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and 7 minutes, 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 Lescaut 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. For more information on rush tickets, click here.