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Massenet
Manon

Massenet’s most popular opera receives a sensational performance led by Pierre Monteux, the foremost French conductor of his time, who brings out all the elegance and Gallic flavor of this tuneful and sophisticated score. Victoria de los Angeles is Manon, the personification of charm and allure, in a ideal portrayal. When handsome young Des Grieux (Cesare Valletti) asks her to run away from life at a convent to which her family is sending her, Manon seizes the opportunity to live a life of pleasure. But her infatuation with luxury eventually ruins them both and their story ends tragically.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Dec 18, 1954
Composer
Jules Massenet
Librettist
Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille
Run Time
2 HRS 32 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Pierrex Monteux
Manon
Victoria de los Angeles
Des Grieux
Cesare Valletti
Lescaut
Fernando Corena
Count des Grieux
Jerome Hines
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