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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


Jules Massenet


Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille

Run Time

2 HRS 32 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus