Love, conflict, greed and desire. Manon Lescaut was Puccinis breakthrough hit opera, and its exquisitely tender melodies and churning, surging emotions remain potent today.
Much loved by International Festival audiences, powerhouse Scottish conductor Donald Runnicles has been Music Director of Deutsche Oper Berlin since 2009. He brings his company, with an exceptional cast of international soloists, for this vivid concert performance of Puccinis searching survey of a womans soul.
Superlative star soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes the title role.
Orchestra and Chorus of Deutsche Oper Berlin
Donald Runnicles Conductor
Sondra Radvanovsky Manon Lescaut
Martin Muehle Des Grieux
Thomas Lehman Sergeant Lescaut
Derek Welton Geronte de Ravoir & Sergeant
Ya-Chung Huang Edmondo & Lamplighter
Noel Bouley Landlord
Burkhard Ulrich Ballet Master
Anna Buslidze Musician
Padraic Rowan Commandant
Puccini Manon Lescaut