Giacomo Puccini

Manon Lescaut


Opera in two parts, four acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
Puccini's imagination was captivated by the love story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux, in which the protagonists defy social norms and the accepted moral law in order to be with each other, as a similar tale of passion had taken place in the composer's own life: his affair with Elvira Bonturi, a liaison that stirred enormous emotions in him but which, owing to the strictness of Italian law, could not become an official marriage, filled his life. More than one associate tried to talk him out of using the subject, not only because of his own personal proximity to it, but because of the tremendous success of Massenet's own Manon as well. Fortunately, however, Puccini could not be swayed, and his first nationwide success was born, which was soon conquering stages all over the world. 
The audience will get to see this work once again, this time in a production directed by Máté Szabó.


Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
May 21, 2019
Start time
19:00
End time
22:00

Cast

Conductor
Balázs Kocsár
Manon Lescaut
Rim Sae-Kyung
des Grieux
Gergely Boncsér
Lescaut
Levente Molnár
Géronte de Ravoir
István Rácz
Edmond
Gergely Ujvári
Lamplighter
József Mukk
Innkeeper / Naval captain
András Kiss
Sergeant
Sándor Egri
Musician
Melinda Heiter
Dancing master
László Beöthy-Kiss

Credits

Libretto based on the novel of Antoine-Francois Prévost by
Marco Praga / Luigi Illica / Giulio Ricordi / Domenico Oliva
Director
Máté Szabó
Set designer
Balázs Horesnyi
Costume designer
Anni Füzér
Dramaturg, Hungarian surtitles
Eszter Orbán
Choreographer
András Nádasdy
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

Premiere
May 18, 2019

Events

2019. May 18., Sat, 19:00
2019. May 21., Tue, 19:00
2019. May 25., Sat, 11:00
2019. May 28., Tue, 19:00
2019. May 30., Thu, 19:00