Metropolitan Opera: Manon

Feb 14, 2020

Lisette Oropesa in the title role of Massenet's "Manon."
Credit Marty Sohl / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Manon, Massenet’s ravishing opera featuring an irresistible heroine, in a performance taped last fall.

American soprano Lisette Oropesa stars in the title role, a young girl seduced by the glamor of Paris. American tenor Michael Fabiano co-stars as Manon’s smitten lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. The cast also features Artur Ruciński as Manon’s cousin Lescaut and Kwangchul Youn as the Chevalier’s father, the Comte des Grieux, with Carlo Bosi as Guillot de Morfontaine and Brett Polegato as de Brétigny.

Maurizio Benini conducts the Met Orchestra and Chorus.

Manon will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15.

To view an English translation of the libretto, click here.