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Opera Matinée: Massenet's Manon

Louise Fryer presents a performance of Massenet's Manon given at Opera Bastille, with soprano Natalie Dessay in the title role. Evelino Pido conducts.

Opera matinée: Massenet's Manon starring Natalie Dessay and recorded live at the Opera Bastille
Louise Fryer presents this tragic tale of a vivacious young girl's descent into a life of crime.
Manon Lescaut ..... Natalie Dessay (soprano),
Le Chevalier des Grieux ..... Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor),
Lescaut, Manon's cousin ..... Franck Ferrari (baritone,
Le Comte des Grieux, the Chevalier's father ..... Paul Gay (bass),
Guillot Morfontaine ..... Luca Lombardo (tenor),
Monsieur de Brétigny ..... André Heyboer (baritone),
Poussette, an actress ..... Olivia Doray (soprano),
Javotte, an actress ..... Carol Garcia (mezzo-soprano),
Rosette, an actress ..... Alisa Kolosova (mezzo-soprano),
Inn keeper ..... Christian Tréguier (bass),
Paris National Opera Chorus and Ochestra, Evelino Pidò (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Opera Matinee

    • Jules Massenet


      Performer: Natalie Dessay (soprano) as Manon Lescaut Performer: Giuseppe Filianoti (tenor) as Le Chevalier des Grieux Performer: Franck Ferrari (baritone) as Lescaut, Manon's cousin Performer: Paul Gay (bass) as Le Comte des Grieux, the Chevalier's father Performer: Luca Lombardo (tenor) as Guillot Morfontaine Performer: André Heyboer (baritone) as Monsieur de Brétigny Performer: Olivia Doray (soprano) as Poussette, an actress Performer: Carol Garcia (mezzo-soprano) as Javotte, an actress Performer: Alisa Kolosova (mezzo-soprano) as Rosette, an actress Performer: Christian Tréguier (bass) as the Innkeeper Performer: Alexandre Duhamel as a guard Performer: Ugo Rabec as a guard Performer: Paris National Opera Chorus Performer: Patrick Marie Aubert (director) Performer: Paris National Opera Orchestra Conductor: Evelino Pidò