Manon has been seduced. As an impressionable young woman she wanted it all. She wanted to taste the tempting fruit of adult life. Now just months later she has discovered that the fruit is rotten at the core. Does Manon have any chance of salvation?
Manon Lescaut is the classic Fallen Woman. Puccini charts her rapid descent from innocent to criminal with feverish intensity. If you enjoy La bohème, Madam Butterfly and Tosca you will want to explore Puccini’s breakthrough hit and first great opera.
A co-production with Teatr Wielki, Warsaw and La Monnaie, Brussels. Supported by the WNO sponsors group.
Sung in Italian with surtitles in English.
Please note that there are flashing images on digital screens throughout this performance. There are no strobe effects.
This production contains moments of adult content.
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx) including one interval.
Pre-performance talk: Wednesday 26th March 6pm.
Creative team includes
Conductor: Lothar Koenigs
Director: Mariusz Trelinski
Set Designer: Boris Kudlicka
Costume Designer: Magdalena Musial
Choreography: Tomasz Wygoda
Video Projections: Bartek Macias
Lighting Designer: Felice Ross
Manon Lescaut: Chiara Taigi
Lescaut: David Kempster
Chevalier des Grieux: Gwyn Hughes Jones
Geronte di Ravoir: Stephen Richardson
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 £5 per person.
Pricing & Concessions
£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
£5 off A, B & C
£4 off A, B & C
£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+:
£10.70 tickets in A, B & C
Under 30s Special Offer:
£5 tickets in A, B & C
MAX Youth Groups:
£5.70 tickets in A, B & C
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.
Dates & Times
A 70p per ticket booking fee will be applicable on all bookings made online, by phone and in person, for any payment method, up to a maximum of nine tickets. An additional 80p postage fee applies for tickets that are mailed to customers. Corporate Member, Friend, Group and School tickets do not incur a booking fee.
Concessionary tickets for Under 16s, Over 60s, Students, Young and People’s Company members and TRAC members can be purchased online. Members will need to be logged in to the website in order for their concession to apply.
If you have a membership but have not yet created an online account with us please contact the Box Office on 01752 267222 and we will ensure your membership is associated with your website login for all future bookings.
Once purchased, tickets are non refundable and non transferable.