Manon Lescaut by Puccini

Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini

Alone, Lost, Abandoned:
Can a desperate passion save her?

Friday January 11th, 7pm
Sunday January 13th, 2pm

Berkeley Hillside Club 2286 Cedar St. (at Arch)

Puccini’s Manon Lescaut is the brash saga of a woman caught in a web spun by the men who would possess her. The beautiful Manon may be her brother’s only hope for a life of comfort, but will Manon betray her own heart to choose wealth over love? The young composer’s lush score surges with passion and bravado. Fully staged and set in fin de siècle France, the production at the elegant but intimate Hillside Club features supertitles, chorus, and chamber orchestra. Tenor Alex Boyer is the love struck Des Grieux, with soprano Eliza O’Malley in the title role. Conducted by Jonathan Khuner and directed by Lisa Houston.

Brown Paper Tickets: (800) 838-3006
General: $37 advance, $42 at the door
Students/Seniors: $25 in advance, $28 at the door
12 and under: free

Jonathan Khuner, Conductor
Lisa Houston, Stage Director


Manon Lescaut: Eliza O’Malley
Lescaut: Daniel Cilli
Il Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux: Alex Boyer
Geronte di Ravoir: William Weidner
Edmondo, Il Maestro Di Ballo and Un Lamponaio: Alex Taite
L’Oste and Un Sergente Degli Arcieri: J.T. Williams
Un Comandante Di Marina: Kevin White

Chorus: Arden Agos, Elena Avila, Jonathan Bartlett, Johnnie Conner, Elaine Danforth, Mary Garasa, Dee Hoover, Kiana Hu, Jessica Lopez, Mike O’Malley, Birgit Urmson, John Urmson, Kevin White, Ellen Yeung

Conductor: Jonathan Khuner
Flute: Amy Likar
Oboe: Max Hollander
Clarinet: Diane Maltester
Bassoon: Jarratt Rossini
Violin: Terrie Baune
Violin: Yulee Seo
Viola: Steve Levintow
Cello: Amy Brodo
Bass: Michael Minor
Piano/Assistant Conductor: Jason Sherbundy



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  1. My partner and I enjoyed the performance of Manon Lescaut. so we would like to come and see other performances at the Berkeley Opera chamber

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