4 SEP 2012, TUE
(2hrs 50mins, including 20min intermission. Italian with English and Chinese surtitles)
Friends of SLO, holders of OCBC credit cards, NTUC Union card, AlumNUS card, NUSS card: 20% savings
General public: 15% savings via SISTIC website
After Early Bird Specials (From 1 May 2012)
Friends of SLO and holders of OCBC credit cards, NTUC Union card, Passion card, AlumNUS card, and NUSS card, and Kinokuniya Privilege card, and SLO Orchestra and Choir members: 15% savingsCorporate/group/school bookings for purchase of 20 tickets (available at SLO office only) and OCBC Arts Platinum card holder: 20% savings
Conductor: Joshua Tan Kang Ming
With Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus
“Manon is a heroine I believe in and therefore she cannot fail to win the hearts of the public.”
– Giacomo Puccini
Escorted by her brother Lescaut, Manon is on her way to become a nun in a convent when she meets the Des Grieux, a poor student. They fall in love, and elope to escape the plans of Geronte, the French Treasurer-General, to take her for himself. Their love affair is shortlived, as Des Grieux is unable to satisfy her taste for luxury, and Manon leaves him to become Geronte’s mistress. In her gilded cage, she starts to yearn for Des Grieux, and when Lescaut brings them together again, they resolve to elope once more. But she is unwilling to part with Geronte’s treasures and is caught red-handed when trying to leave with them. Accused of immorality and theft, Manon is sentenced to be exiled to America, and Des Grieux is desperate to rescue her. What would he do?
Manon Lescaut was Puccini’s 1st great operatic success, and laid the foundations for his subsequent masterpieces that include La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot. Come witness the Singapore premiere of this iconic work as SLO celebrates the 88th anniversary of Puccini’s passing.
Will Manon win your hearts as well?