‘Manon Lescaut’ in a production by Mariusz Treliński

La Monnaie-De Munt, Royal Opera House (Brussels)
24/01/13 - 08/02/13


The man behind La Monnaie’s first production of 2013 is Mariusz Treliński. The artistic director of the Teatr Wielki, Warsaw’s national opera, is one of the most high profile artistic personalities working in Poland today, thanks in particular to the success of his Madame Butterfly (1999) and his Król Roger (2000).
For his first foray into working at La Monnaie, he is taking on a new production of Manon Lescaut which you can see from 24 January until 8 February in the large Brussels concert hall. Treliński’s interest for Giacomo Puccini goes back more than a decade: indeed, he has put on Madame Butterfly at the Teatr Wielki, as we have already mentioned, but also La Bohême (2006) and Turandot (2010/2011), to both public and critical acclaim.
His passion for Puccini is something he has in common with the Italian conductor Carlo Rizzi, who is returning to the helm of the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra with a repertoire he has made very much his own.

>>> Meet Mariusz Treliński on 21 January as part of the event ‘Autour de Manon Lescaut’. Find more information on this meeting, entitled ‘1 FILM / 1 ARTIST’, at

+++ Manon Lescaut on the Teatr Wielki site: HERE
+++ Watch an extract from the opera HERE
+++ Find out more about Mariusz Treliński HERE


Music direction - Carlo Rizzi
Director - Mariusz Treliński
Set design - Boris Kudlička
Costumes - Magdalena Musiał
Lighting - Felice Ross
Video & LED design - Bartek Macias
Dramaturgy - Krystian Lada
Choreography - Tomasz Wygoda
Chorus direction - Martino Faggiani

Manon Lescaut - Eva-Maria Westbroek / Amanda Echalaz1
Lescaut - Aris Argiris / Lionel Lhote2
Il Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux - Brandon Jovanovich / Hector Sandoval1
Geronte de Ravoir - Giovanni Furlanetto
Edmondo - Julien Dran
Il Maestro di Ballo & Un Lampionaio - Alexander Kravets
Un Sergente - Guillaume Antoine
Un Musico - Audrey Kessedjian*
L’Oste - Guillaume Antoine
Coro del Madrigale - Amalia Avilan* (Soprano 2) + Anne-Fleur Inizan (Alti 1) + Camille Merckx* (Alti 2) + Julie Mossay* (Soprano 1)

[* = members of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel]


Manon Lescaut on the La Monnaie / De Munt site: click HERE (online box office)

>>> La Monnaie-De Munt, Royal Opera House (Place de la Monnaie / Muntplein, 1000 Brussels) - MAP
>>> 24, 251+2, 26, 29 & 301+2 January 2013, 20:00
271+2 January 2013, 15:00
, 5, 61, 8 February 2013, 20:00
3 February 2013, 15:00
>>> Length: 2h40 (1 break, after the 2nd act)
In Italien (subtitled in FR and NL)
>>> 12 > 120

Pre-performance talks half an hour before the start of the performances by Peggy Stuyck (Dutch) and Rebecca Marcy (French)

Production : La Monnaie / De Munt
Coproduction : Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa (Warsaw) & Welsh National Opera
With the support of Allianz




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