Met Opera broadcast live-in-HD at Strand

Oct 12, 2019
Photo by: Marty Sohl / Met Opera Lisette Oropesa as Manon and Michael Fabiano as des Grieux in Massenet's "Manon."

ROCKLAND — The 2019 - 2020 Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre continues on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. with a simulcast of Massenet’s "Manon." An encore broadcast will be presented on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m.

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa returns to cinemas as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

"Manon" premiered in 1884 at the Opéra Comique in Paris. A take on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury, Massenet’s "Manon" features one of the truly unforgettable, irresistible and archetypal female characters in opera. While the story is firmly set in class and gender issues of the past, the character of Manon herself is timeless, convincing and familiar. The opera has been a success ever since its premiere, championed by a diverse roster of singers who have cherished its dramatic opportunities, exalted style and ravishing music.

The estimated runtime is 4 hours, including two intermissions. Tickets are $27/adults, $15/students 18 and younger, and college students with ID; available at the website below or by calling the box office. Encore show tickets available day-of-show: $23/adults, $5/students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. For more information, visit rocklandstrand.com, call 594-0070 or email info@rocklandstrand.com. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.

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