Metropolitan Opera: Massenet's Manon
Airs Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 12 noon. The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Manon, Massenet’s ravishing opera featuring an irresistible heroine, in a performance taped last fall. American soprano Lisette Oropesa stars in the title role, a young girl seduced by the glamor of Paris. American tenor Michael Fabiano co-stars as Manon’s smitten lover, the Chevalier des Grieux. The cast also features Artur Rucinski as Manon’s cousin Lescaut and Kwangchul Youn as the Chevalier’s father, the Comte des Grieux, with Carlo Bosi as Guillot de Morfontaine and Brett Polegato as de Brétigny. Maurizio Benini conducts the Met Orchestra and Chorus. Manon will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon CT on Saturday, February 15.