Boulevard Solitude

WNO - Boulevard Solitude

Henze • New production

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Thursday 27 March 2014 Download Calendar

The Lyric

Details

Armand and Manon are penniless but in love. The cruel world of 20th century capitalism and corruption will soon shatter their happiness. They will be left with nothing but memories of happier days before they strayed onto the boulevard of broken dreams.

Henze’s potent 1950s updating of the Manon story is a heady musical cocktail of jazz, 19th century opera and 20th century styles. It is an enveloping and immersive cinematic vision of European society after the war. This is the first time one of the greatest operas of the last century has been performed outside London. Join us for opera at its most powerful and compelling.

Sung in English with surtitles in English.

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx) with no interval.

Please note that there are flashing images on digital screens throughout this performance. There are no strobe effects.

Pre-performance talk: 6.45pm

Creative team includes
Conductor: Lothar Koenigs
Director: Mariusz Trelinski
Designer: Boris Kudlicka
Lighting Designer: Felice Ross
Video Designer: Bartek Macias
Choreographer: Tomasz Wygoda

Cast includes
Manon Lescaut: Sarah Tynan
Armand des Grieux: Jason Bridges
Lescaut: Benjamin Bevan
Lilaque Pere: Adrian Thompson

The Whole Story
Wednesday 12 March 7-9pm
The Whole Story is the perfect introduction to the Fallen Women season. Before the performances begin, our team of experts will guide you through the music, stories and background to each opera. Tickets are £5 each and can be booked via the Box Office.

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
£10.70 – £49.70

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee.

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company, ANLO:
Half price tickets in A, B & C

Over 60s, Disabled:
£5 off A, B & C

Corporate Members:
£5 off A, B & C

TRAC:
£4 off A, B & C

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A, B & C

Groups of 10+:
£2.50 off each ticket A, B & C

Groups of 20+:
£3.50 off each ticket A, B & C

Groups of 40+:
£4.50 off each ticket A, B & C

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets in A, B & C

Under 30s Special Offer:
£5.70 tickets in A, B & C

MAX Youth Groups:
£5.70 tickets in A, B & C

Packages:
Book two operas at the same time and receive 25% off each ticket. Must be same price band – A, B or C.
Book three operas at the same time and receive 35% off each ticket. Must be same price band – A, B or C.

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions exclude price band E in The Lyric.

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