Puccini’s Obsessive Love Story To Be Shown On Screen at Players
Met Opera’s “Manon Lescaut” presented on screen this Saturday at Peterborough Players.
Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris. Sir Richard Eyre’s new production, set in the 1940s, reunites him with set designer Rob Howell, his collaborator on recent Met productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, Werther, and Carmen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi conducts the new staging, which also stars Massimo Cavalletti as Manon’s cousin, Lescaut, and Brindley Sherratt as Geronte, her wealthy older lover. The production will be presented in HD at the Peterborough Players on Saturday, March 5th at 1pm.
“As Manon, the soprano Kristine Opolais sounded as glamorous as she looked… And this was another fine night for the conductor Fabio Luisi, who coaxed plush, textured playing from the impressive Met Orchestra, while bringing refreshing restraint and lucid detail to Puccini’s often teeming score.” – The New York Times
The Peterborough Players’ Arts on Screen series is presented in stunning NEC high definition digital projection and incomparable Dolby® Surround Sound. The Met Live series is presented livefrom New York City’s Lincoln Center. Met Live audiences also receive extras: insider interviews plus live behind-the-scenes video of the production.
Met Live tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 603-924-7585or online at PlayersTix.com. Students (with proper ID) can purchase tickets (at the box office) for $20. The Players accepts MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
The Arts on Screen – Met Live series at the Peterborough Players is sponsored by Silver Direct.
The Peterborough Players Theatre is located at 55 Hadley Road in Peterborough, New Hampshire, approximately 80 miles from Boston.
About Peterborough Players
The Peterborough Players, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has been providing professional theatre to audiences since 1933. It has been globally recognized as one of the most important regional theatres in North America. The Wall Street Journal has called the Peterborough Players “American summer repertory theater at its most accomplished.” Information about the organization can be found at www.peterboroughplayers.org.
The Peterborough Players is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region.