English Touring Opera’s production of Puccini’s first big operatic success – a dramatic and musical triumph.

Based on a controversial book by the Abbé Prévost, Manon Lescaut is a devastating depiction of a woman wrestling with her desire for love on her own terms, and the rigid double standards imposed on her by society.

Jude Christian, fresh from a critically acclaimed Titus Andronicus at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, brings her incisive direction and a sharp, poetic new translation to the production. ETO Music Director Gerry Cornelius is the conductor.

The opera is in English with surtitles.

Come to a pre-performance talk before the opera to learn more about the creative process.

ETO also presents The Rake’s Progress on Saturday 23 March.

Jude Christian director
Gerry Cornelius

General booking opens Saturday 25 November at 10am.

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