Manon Lescaut

25th, 28th and 30th July at 19:00 • Matinée 27th July at 14:00

The Coade Hall, Bryanston, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 9LH

An opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini • Libretto by Luigi Illica, Marco Praga and Domenico Oliva, based on the 1731 novel Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux, et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost • Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Brief Synopsis

Young Manon Lescaut is being taken by her brother to live in a convent when they chance upon the chevalier Des Grieux who is studying in Paris. Des Grieux is overwhelmed by Manon’s beauty and falls madly in love at first sight. Learning that Manon is headed to a convent, Des Grieux risks everything and convinces her to run away with him… Things do not go well.

Cast & Creative Team

Edmondo tbc
Lescaut Gyula Nagy
Manon Lescaut Anna Patalong
Des Grieux Aaron Cawley
Geronte di Ravoir Eddie Wade
Innkeeper Ben Gaultier
Madrigal Singer Amber Reeves-Pigott
Dance master tbc
Lamp lighter tbc
Sergeant at Arms Tim Bagley
Naval Captain James Holt
Hairdresser tbc
Des Grieux double (actor) tbc
Manon double (actor) tbc
Conductor José Miguel Esandi
Director Christopher Cowell
Assistant Bence Kalo
Designer Bridget Kimak
Costume designer Stewart J Charlesworth
Lighting designer James Smith
Chorus Master
Orchestra Leader David Spencer