Manon Lescaut


By Puccini
Wed 1 - Fri 3 May 2024
Tickets £25-£45*

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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. The opera was a breakthrough hit for its composer, Giacomo Puccini, packed with memorable music and heartbreaking drama.

Jude Christian, fresh from a critically acclaimed Titus Andronicus at London’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, brings incisive direction and a sharp, poetic new translation to her radical new production, while ETO Music Director Gerry Cornelius conducts.

Photography by Craig Fuller.

Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Join members of the ETO creative team for a pre-show talk where they will share insights into this new production of Manon Lescaut.

Hear from ETO's Spring 2024 company about bringing their upcoming tour to life – find out more about English Touring Opera, this season’s creative process, what you can expect from the evening’s performance. Bring along your questions – there will also be a short Q&A to conclude the talk!
Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Performed in English with English Surtitles


Wednesday 1 & Friday 3, 7.30pm:

*All ticket prices inclue a £3 per ticket booking fee.

Assisted Performances:

Audio Described performance: Friday 3 May, 7:30pm

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  • Man and women sit in blue light
  • woman with blue hair and military man sit on a pink chair
  • Cast of Manon Lescaut in costume with blue set
  • Blue haired woman surrounded by quirky cast of characters
  • Cast of Manon Lescaut on stage
  • Blue haired woman wearing yellow sits wit man wearing all yellow
  • Cast of Manon Lescaut on stage
  • Blue haired woman stands at podium in classroom while other characters dressed in different colours look on
  • Cast of Manon Lescaut on stage


Manon Lescaut

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