Anna Netrebko Takes on a New Met Role as the Heroine of Puccini’s Passionate Tragedy, Manon Lescaut

Anna Netrebko will add a new role to her wide-ranging Met repertory tonight through December 3 when she sings her first company performances of the seductive, tragic heroine of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Marcelo Álvarez makes his role debut as Manon’s obsessed lover des Grieux, with Christopher Maltman stars as Manon’s brother Lescaut and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, Manon’s older lover. The November 21, December 7, and December 10 performances will star Kristine Opolais as Manon, reprising a role she first sang with the company in last season’s premiere of Sir Richard Eyre’s staging. Marco Armiliato will conduct all performances of Manon Lescaut at the Met this season.

Further information, including biographies of principal artists, is available in our online press room here.

Performances: November 14, 18, 21, 25, 30; December 3mat, 7, 10eve. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and 7 minutes, two intermissions.

Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting

Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Manon Lescaut are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances MondayFriday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. For more information on rush tickets, click here.

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