Booking Confirmation by email
Ticket pick-up at the evening box office
Run time: 3hrs 15min, 1 intermission
Sung in FRENCH
Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
British soprano Louise Alder stars as Manon, the tragic beauty who turns from an innocent country girl to a celebrated courtesan and in the end to a destitute prisoner. Tenor Michael Fabiano is Chevalier des Grieux, Manon’s ardent lover who ruins himself in a desperate attempt to save her. Adrian Eröd is Lescaut, Manon’s scheming brother, and Dan Paul Dumitrescu sings des Grieux’s father. Evelino Pidò is on the podium to lead one of the most passionate scores in the French operatic repertoire.
After booking online, you will receive two emails: a Booking Request email will arrive immediately and a second, separate email with your Booking Confirmation will arrive within 48 hours.
We recommend arriving at least 30 min prior to curtain time. Please bring your printed Booking Confirmation to the Evening Box Office in the foyer of the Opera House. The evening box office opens one hour before curtain.
Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna View in Google Maps
Underground: U1, U2, U4 – Stop at KARLSPLATZ
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 – Stop at OPERNRING
After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance.
Extemely popular in his day, Jules Massenet (1842–1912) was best known for his operas and oratorios. His style lost popularity in the early 20th century, with only Manon (1884) and, in recent decades, Werther and Thaïs (1894) maintaining a place in the the international opera repertoire.
French dramatists Henri Meilhac (1830 –1897) and Philippe Gille (1831 -1901), based the libretto on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost.