Opera that marked a turning point in Giacomo Puccini's career, an author who, in his early twenties, demonstrates an amazing melodic richness.
The premiere of Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio in Turin in 1893 was the most immediate success for Puccini, with audience and critics ready to immediately demonstrate boundless enthusiasm and the premises for the start of the composer's international success.
Puccini's lyric drama was inspired by a famous novel L'Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, written between 1728 and 1731 by Abbé Prévost and already the subject of several operatic transpositions, including the version of Jules Massenet.
In the new staging conceived by director Aldo Tarabella, the main performers are the soprano Monica Zanettin (Manon Lescaut), the baritone Marcello Rosiello (Lescaut) and the tenors Dario Di Vietri and Paolo Lardizzone who alternate in the role of Cavaliere Des Grieux.
On the podium of the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra and the Archè Choir, the conductor Marco Guidarini.
With the sets by Giuliano Spinelli, the costumes by Rosanna Monti, the choreography by Luigia Frattaroli and the lights by Marco Minghetti, the show was born from the co-production of the Giglio Theater in Lucca, the Luciano Pavarotti Theater in Modena, the Alighieri Theater in Ravenna and of the Galli Theater of Rimini
lyric drama in four acts on a libretto by an anonymous author (with the collaboration of Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Domenico Oliva, Marco Praga, Giacomo Puccini, Giulio Ricordi)
from the novel Histoire du Chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by François-Antoine Prévost
music by Giacomo Puccini
Manon Lescaut Monica Zanettin
Lescaut,sergeant of the guards of the King Marcello Rosiello
Il Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux, student Dario Di Vietri
Geronte di Ravoir, general treasurer Alberto Mastromarino
Edmondo, student Saverio Pugliese
Innkeeper, a sergeant Arcieri Marco Innamorati
Dance teacher Cristiano Olivieri
Musician Irene Molinari
Navy commander Alessandro Ceccarini
Hairdresser to be difined
direction Aldo Tarabella
setting Giuliano Spinelli
lights Marco Minghetti
costumes Rosanna Monti
staging Luigia Frattaroli
Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini
conductor Marco Guidarini
choir master Lorenzo Biagi
collaborator teacher Silvia Gasperini
collaborator techer Arianna Tarantino
master of lights Giovanni Vitali
Corps de ballet
Greta Battistin, Viola Caracuzzo, Alessia Carbone, Rachele Montis, Giulia Mostacchi, Giulia Petrucciani
Claudio Almasio, Federico Diddi, Michele Franceschi, Massimo Risi
Coproduction Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, Teatro Comunale Pavarotti-Freni di Modena, Teatro Galli di Rimini, Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna, Teatro Verdi di Pisa, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
Advance ticket sales from Saturday 15 January at 10 am at the Galli Theater. The presale continues from Tuesday 18 January at the Theater box office: from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm and Tuesday and Thursday also from 3.00pm to 5.30pm. Presale also online on the website of the Galli Theater starting from Tuesday 18 January (biglietteria.comune.rimini.it).