Manon Educator Materials

Bright lights, lavish parties and the height of fashion at every turn. But at what price?

Composed at the height of the Belle Epoque, Jules Massenet’s bright, sensual opera follows a pair of not-so-innocent young lovers as they tangle with the toast of Paris, inviting dangerous consequences.

Music by Jules Massenet | Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille


A couple's joys of youth and pleasure are interrupted by tragedy and family betrayal. 

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Cast & Creative

Manon Ellie Dehn
Chevalier des Grieux Michael Fabiano
Lescaut David Pershall
Comte des Grieux James Creswell
De Brétigny Timothy Mix
Guillot de Morfontaine Robert Brubaker
Pousette Monica Dewey
Javotte Laura Krumm
Rosette Renée Rapier


November 4, 7, 10, 16, 19, 22, 2017

Conductor Patrick Fournillier
Director Vincent Boussard
Set Designer Vincent Lemaire
Costume Designer Vincent Boussard
Lighting Designer Gary Marder
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

A co-production with Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Israeli Opera.

Previous performances of Manon can be found in our Archive.