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Streaming from January 27, 2021, 6.00 pm to January 29, 2021, 6.00 pm

A nunnery or love? Love or money? Money or death? – On her way to the monastery, the young Manon is wooed by men. When Chevalier Des Grieux turns up, they fall in love and decide to escape. They live in Paris, money is scarce, family honour injured. And so Manon agrees to have Des Grieux abducted at his father's command, and begins a new life with a rich man. While she lives in the lap of luxury, in his pain Des Grieux decides to take holy orders. Manon learns of this and is able to change his mind. Again they live together: their love is enormous, money is scarce, and luxury and the casino beckon. Accused of cheating at cards, they are arrested; Des Grieux is released, but Manon is sentenced to a women's prison. Money is supposed to save her, but already she is too weak ...

Recording of the premiere on January 24, 2021 from the State Opera Hamburg.
Musical director: Sébastien Rouland
Director: David Bösch
Sets: Patrick Bannwart
Costumes: Falko Herold
Lighting: Michael Bauer
Dramaturgy: Detlef Giese
Choir Director: Eberhard Friedrich

Manon Lescaut: Elsa Dreisig
Chavelier Des Grieux: Ioan Hotea
Lescaut: Björn Bürger
Graf Des Grieux: Dimitry Ivashchenko
Guillot-Morfontaine: Daniel Kluge
Brétigny: Alexey Bogdanchikov
Poussette: Elbenita Kajtazi
Javotte: Narea Son
Rosette: Ida Aldrian
Wirt: Martin Summer
Gardist 1: Collin André Schöning
Gardist 2: Hubert Kowalczyk
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Choir: Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

Video Director: Jan Peter Gehrckens

More information about the premiere cast here.
The program booklet (in German) can be downloaded here.

In French with German subtitles
Supported by the Stiftung zur Förderung der Hamburgischen Staatsoper and Mrs. Else Schnabel

Introduction - Manon (German)

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