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Manon Lescaut, 17 August 1999

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettist: Giacomo Puccini after Abbé Prévost

Conductor: Dietfried Bernet

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Edmondo: Rhys Meirion

Chevalier des Grieux: Antonello Palombi

Geronte di Ravoir: Gwynne Howell

Lescaut: Carlos Bergasa

Manon Lescaut: Adina Nitescu

Innkeeper: Richard Mosley-Evans

Musician: Emma Selway

Dancing Master: Christopher Lemmings

Sergeant of Archers: D'Arcy Bleiker

Lamplighter: Peter Haydn Ferris

Naval Captain: Adrian Powter

Production Team

Original Director: Graham Vick

Assistant Director: Annilese Miskimmon

Set Designer: Richard Hudson

Costume Designer: Richard Hudson

Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton

Movement Director: Ron Howell