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Manon Lescaut (UPDATED)
Greek National Opera |

A passion-filled story of love, the first opera to clearly reveal Puccini’s remarkable musical language. Based on the once highly popular moralizing novel by the Abbé Prévost, the story of the Chevalier Des Grieux and Manon Lescaut has been set to music by many composers. Puccini’s opera stands out for the intensity with which it expresses emotions and the orchestral richness of the music.

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The stage direction has been undertaken by one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, Giancarlo del Monaco, son of famous Italian tenor Mario del Monaco who starred alongside Maria Callas in historic productions at La Scala, Milan in the 1950s. Giancarlo del Monaco has worked as assistant to Wieland Wagner, grandson of the renowned German composer, as well as to the equally famous German director Walter Felsenstein, while he has also directed celebrated festivals and leading opera houses in Germany and France.

The sets for this major production have been undertaken by eminent Greek set designer Nikos Petropoulos, who places the action of the opera in a 1960s film studio, where a movie is being made about Manon Lescaut.

Manon Lescaut was last presented by the Greek National Opera in 1986, that is, 26 years ago.

Conductor: Lukas Karytinos
Director: Giancarlo del Monaco
Sets: Nikos S. Petropoulos
Costumes: Pasquale Grossi
Lighting: Wolfgang von Zoubek
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos

With the Orchestra and Choir of the GNODramma lirico in four acts

NEW Announcement: due to the general strike on 18/10, the PREMIERE of  Manon Lescaut

is transferred to the 21st, with the same cast. And the performance of 19/10 is transferred to

the 24th.

New Production

19, 21, 24 (NEW), 26, 28 October 2012
7, 9, 11, 14, 18 November 2012
Starting time: 20.00

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Manon Lescau: Lana Kos (19, 21,24, 26, 28 Oct.)
Rachele Stanisci (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
Lescaut Dionyssis Sourbis (19,21, 24, 26,28 Oct. – 7,9,11,14,18 Nov.)
The Chevalier des Grieux Dimitris Paksoglou (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Oct.)
Renzo Zulian (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
Geronte de Ravoir Dimitris Kassioumis (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Οct.)
Tassos Apostolou (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
Edmondo, a student Nikos Stefanou (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Οct.)
Charalambos Alexandropoulos (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
The innkeeper Pavlos Maropoulos (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Οct.)
Kostas Dotsikas (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
The dancing master Christos Kechris (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Οct.)
Thanassis Evangelou (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
A singer Elena Marangou (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Οct.)
Athina Kastrinaki (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
Sergeant of the royal archers Christos Amvrazis (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Oct.)
Yannis Stamatakis (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
A lamplighter Filippos Dellatolas (19, 21, 24, 26, 28 Οct.)
Nektarios Samartzis (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)
A naval captain Theodore Moraitis (19, 21, 24. 26, 28 Οct.)
Christos Amvrazis (7, 9, 11, 14, 18 Νοv.)

Tickets: €20, €30, €40, €50, €60, €70, €80
Children, students: €15

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