Music by

Jules Massenet


Manon Lescaut  Lisette Oropesa
Le Chevalier des Grieux  Charles Castronovo
Lescaut  Carles Pachon
Le Comte des Grieux  James Creswell
Guillot de Morfontaine  Jorge Rodríguez-Norton
Monsieur de Brétigny  Daniel Gallegos
Poussette  Antonella Zanetti
Javotte  Laura Fleur
Rosette  Ester Ferraro
Sirvienta  Holly Brown
L’Hôtelier  Volodymyr Morozov


James Gaffigan


Vincent Huguet

Set Designer

Aurélie Maestre


Clémence Pernoud


Christophe Forey


Jean-Francçois Kessler


Les Arts opens its subscription season with a dreamlike Manon from the Paris Opera. Set in the happy and crazy twenties of the last century by the emerging French director Vincent Huguet, it brings together two great opera stars, Lisette Oropesa and Charles Castronovo, under the baton of James Gaffigan.

Oropesa is a lady of song. Her presence alone fills the stage and enchants the audience with her singing elegance and spectacular technique, ideal attributes to outline a "reference" Manon, like the one she starred in at the Metropolitan in 2019, which was her debut in this coveted role that she resumes five years later at Les Arts. Her damaged partner on stage, Des Grieux, will be the American tenor Charles Castronovo, a regular guest at Covent Garden, La Scala, the Metropolitan, or the operas of Vienna, Paris, and Berlin, accompanied by the baritone Carles Pachon as Lescaut.

Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana
Chorus master Francesc Perales
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Centre de Perfeccionament

Production from Opéra national de Paris


Ticket Sales starts on from 5:00 PM on Friday, July 5, and, starting from Monday, July 8, also at the Box Office of the Palau de les Arts and at 96 197 59 00

Performance History

Lisette has given 7 performances as Manon Lescaut.