Dan Ettinger’s performances at the helm of the Opéra national de Paris conducting a new production of Massenet’s Manon have been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. In Director Vincent Hugo’s latest production, he expands the customary take on this iconic opera to bring out its violence to the full. The production features costume design by Clemence Pernoud, set design Aurélie Maestre, and lighting design by Bertrand Couderc.
Before the run of Manon had to be canceled, the Opéra National de Paris was able to record the production with the opening night cast and will now showcase it to audiences online. On March 17, France.tv will broadcast Manon beginning at 7:30 p.m. in France (2:30 p.m. EDT and 11:30 a.m. PT). For more information about the broadcast, click here.
The internationally renowned roster of singers includes Pretty Yende and Sofia Fomina as the title role, Benjamin Bernheim and Stephen Costello as Des Grieux, and Ludovic Tézier as Lescaut, among others.
“In application of the decree published in the Official Journal on March 9, concerning measures in relation to the spread of the “Covid-19” virus, including the ban on public gatherings of more than 1,000 people, the Paris Opera is obliged to cancel all performances of Manon, from March 13 to April 3.” For more information click here.