Manon Lescaut is a dramatic and musical triumph and was Puccini’s first great success.
Based on a controversial book by the Abbé Provost, Manon Lescaut is a devastating depiction of a woman wrestling with her desire for love on her own terms, and the rigid double standards imposed on her by society.
Jude Christian, fresh from a critically acclaimed Titus Andronicus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, brings her incisive direction and a sharp, poetic new translation to the production, while ETO Music Director Gerry Cornelius conducts.
Performed in English with English surtitles.
Join members of the creative team for a pre-show talk, as they share insights into this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Book here.