Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann (replaced by Roberto Alagna) star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre’s new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover.
Conductor: Fabio Luisi | Production: Sir Richard Eyre
Set Designer: Rob Howell | Costume Designer: Fotini Dimou
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford | Choreographer: Sara Erde
Cast: Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grieux)-now replaced by Roberto Alagna, Massimo Cavalletti (Lescaut), Brindley Sherratt (Geronte)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to illness, Jonas Kaufmann will be replaced by Roberto Alagna in the role of Des Grieux.
Caterer: Bonne Bouche
Met Lunches are provided in a beautiful oceanview setting in the third floor reception hall. Meals include a gourmet sandwich, a choice of chips or fruit, a dessert, and beverage.
Option 1: Smoked turkey salad with green apple, fresh thyme, golden raisins, cranberries, celery and scallions on French baguette with baby greens, and provolone
Option 2: Roast beef tenderloin with caramelized onion, horseradish cream, Swiss cheese, arugula and shaved cucumber on a French baguette
Option 3: Vegetarian wrap with shaved cucumber shaved carrots, sprouts, pickled red onion, Romaine, house made hummus, shredded cheddar, tomato and tahini mayonnaise on a French baguette
Lunch: $17 (full-size sandwich with meal/$12 (1/2 sandwich with meal)