Salle Favart

from 7
to 21 May 2019


7 May 2019 8.00 pm

10 May 2019 8.00 pm

13 May 2019 8.00 pm

16 May 2019 8.00 pm

19 May 2019 3.00 pm

21 May 2019 8.00 pm

All dates


+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31


€ 138, 122, 97, 75, 50, 34, 16, 6

07 May 2019

19 April 2019

28 February 2019

Opéra comique in five acts to a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille based on the novel by abbé Prévost, L'Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
Premiered at the Opéra Comique in 1884

Young Des Grieux falls in love with Manon, destined for the convent by her family. They flee together and discover Paris, its libertines and its dizziness. Will their passion endure?

“I am only weakness and fragility” admits Manon. “Amazing sphinx, true siren” marvels Des Grieux. Refinement and calculation, sincerity and corruption: the eternal feminine invented at the dawn of the Enlightenment fascinated the nineteenth century. Massenet’s loving pen produced a character of an overwhelming sensuality from Prévost’s creation. And the composer devised a vertiginous social tableau around the heroine in a total musical work.

This major title of our repertoire returns to the Salle Favart – whose doors open on the statue of Manon – in a poignant production. Let’s turn our backs on the fêtes galantes and take another look at the fate of this girl who likes pleasure and embodies it.

This beautiful and uncompromising production is directed by Olivier Py and conducted by Marc Minkowski. Such a project also required an outstanding Manon: Patricia Petibon!

Music direction, Marc Minkowski
Staging,Olivier Py

With, Patricia Petibon, Frédéric Antoun, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Damien Bigourdan, Philippe Estèphe, Laurent Alvaro, Olivia Doray, Adèle Charvet, Marion Lebègue

Choir of the Opéra National de Bordeaux
Orchestre Les Musiciens du Louvre


Music direction Marc Minkowski

Staging Olivier Py

Scenery and costumes Pierre-André Weitz

Staging and choreography assistant Daniel Izzo

Lights Bertrand Killy

Music assistant Marc Leroy-Calatayud

Staging and choregraphy assistant Daniel Izzo

Costume assistante Nathalie Bègue

Scenography assistant Mathieu Crescence

Singing chief Marine Thoreau La Salle

Chief of choir Salvatore Caputo

Manon Lescaut Patricia Petibon

Le chevalier Des Grieux Frédéric Antoun

Lescaut Jean-Sébastien Bou

Guillot de Morfontaine Damien Bigourdan

Monsieur de Brétigny Philippe Estèphe

Le comte Des Grieux Laurent Alvaro

Poussette Olivia Doray

Javotte Adèle Charvet

Rosette Marion Lebègue

Les deux gardes Pierre Guillon et Loïck Cassin (7, 13, 19 May) / David Ortega et Simon Solas (10, 16, 21 May)

L’Hôtelier Antoine Foulon

Dancers Ivo Bauchiero , Charlotte Dambach, Ivanka Moizan, Claire-Marie Ricarte, Laurine Ristroph, Laura Ruiz Tamayo, François Vincent, Jorys Zegarac

Choir Choeur de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux

Orchestra Les Musiciens du Louvre

Coproduction Opéra Comique, Grand Théâtre de Genève

With the Opéra National de Bordeaux

Before the show

Meet the artists on Thursday 18 April at 7 pm
Presentation of the production 45 minutes prior to the performance :

- Keys to the production, salle Bizet
- Sing Manon, Foyer Favart

Running time

3 hours and 20 minutes (intermission included)

Doors open Opera200 min End of the event

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