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MANON LESCAUT
October 2, 2022
MARQUEE

MANON LESCAUT
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Libretto based on the novel Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost (1731)
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.


World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, February 1, 1893
United States premiere: Philadelphia, Grand Opera House, August 29, 1894

Production underwritten by Ross Lampe, Jr.


Conductor

 

Antony Walker

Manon

 

Marina Costa-Jackson

Des Grieux

 

Jonathan Burton

Lescaut

 

Levi Hernandez

Geronte de Revoir

 

Donald Hartmann

Edmondo

 

Jason Karn

Madrigal Singer

 

Stephanie Foley Davis

Innkeeper

 

Lucinio Santos

A Lamplighter

 

Scott Wichael

A Captain in the Navy

 

Markel Williams

Sergeant of the Royal Archers

 

Christian Blackburn


Chorus Master

 

Scott MacLeod

Production Stage Manager

 

Linda T. Carlson

Assistant Production Manager

 

Julia Lochra

Assistant Conductor

 

Artyom Pak

Rehearsal Pianists

 

Artyom Pak, Kent Lyman, Jennifer Wolfe

Supertitle Operator

 

Devon Carter

English captions for Manon Lescaut written and owned by Jonathan Dean © 2005


The performance will last approximately two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.


North Carolina Opera is funded in part by the City of Raleigh, based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

North Carolina Opera is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

WELCOME TO MANON LESCAUT

Welcome to the new season at North Carolina Opera! It is great to be back for another season at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.  We start the year with the opera that put Puccini on the map, his thrilling and passionate Manon Lescaut in its first-ever Raleigh performance.  This opera, Puccini’s third, has everything we have come to expect from this composer – great characters, passionate situations, intensely dramatic situations, and of course unforgettable melodies. Maestro Antony Walker (NCO debut:  Norma, 2018) returns to lead a highly accomplished cast that includes debuting artists Marina Costa-Jackson and Jonathan Burton, alongside returning singers Levi Hernandez, Donald Hartmann, and Jason Karn.

Opera is an unmatched medium for storytelling.  We seek to present the best works in this tradition.  Following Manon Lescaut, our season will continue with Don Giovanni – which will open on Mozart’s birthday! – and then our much-anticipated company premiere of the great American opera, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.  We hope you will join us for all of these!

Thank you for your love of great music and for your continued support.


Ralph Roberson, Board President
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Board President
 
Eric Mitchko General Director
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