19 Mar 2019
Opéra national de Bordeaux welcomes Benjamin Bernheim in Massenet’s Manon in April 2019, as he makes his highly anticipated role debut as the Chevalier Des Grieux. Considered an opera comique, Manon is a five-act performance that covers universal themes of love, both pure and unrequited, and the conflict that comes with impulse and desire. At the Grand-Théâtre in Bordeaux, this piece is interpreted by famed French director Olivier Py. Marc Minkowsky weaves magic with baton and punctuates the score with his usual panache, as American soprano Nadine Sierra sings the title role, and French baritone Alexandre Duhamel sings Lescaut. A discussion on the opera will be given on April 2nd at the opera house, and a lunch conference on the 4th to prepare the audience for this beloved masterpiece. Ben assumes the role of Chevalier Des Grieux on April 5, 8, 10 and 14.
Tickets and additional information are available here.