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Manon Lescaut, 04 July 1997

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettist: Giacomo Puccini after Abbé Prévost

Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

Orchestra: London Philharmonic


Edmondo: Antonello Palombi

Chevalier des Grieux: Patrick Denniston

Geronte di Ravoir: Paolo Montarsolo

Lescaut: Roberto de Candia

Manon Lescaut: Adina Nitescu

Innkeeper: Richard Mosley-Evans

Musician: Sarah Connolly

Dancing Master: Christopher Lemmings

Sergeant of Archers: Kevin Sharp

Lamplighter: Michael Hart-Davis

Naval Captain: Richard Mosley-Evans

Production Team

Original Director: Graham Vick

Assistant Director: John Ramster

Set Designer: Richard Hudson

Costume Designer: Richard Hudson

Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton

Choreographer: Ron Howell

Chorus Master: Christopher Moulds