The basis of the opera "Manon Lescaut" put the storyline of the book "Manon Lescaut", written by the Abbe Antoine François Prévost, which critics have called the beginning of the era of psychological novels. Music genius Puccini immediately gave just written an opera in the category of non-trivial as the first statement (Turin, 1893) made her a real triumph for the composer.
The directors Jürgen Flimm and Michael Georgy Tsypin transfer action in 30-40 years of the twentieth century, while preserving the atmosphere of romantic Paris. The passionate music of Puccini they saw sanudtrekah proximity to that time, and at the same time - she reminded Flimm golden age of Hollywood. On the stage is set classic love triangle in which there is: it - aspiring actress, her favorite - also an actor, and the third - a rich Hollywood producer.
Directed immerse the viewer in the reality of dreams and fantasy factory, where are born and broken illusive hopes of the protagonist, which is in the final ruining themselves and their love. The image of the main character a collective, the director says that he saw in it all the beauties, unexpectedly for themselves soaring to stardom, and to destroy themselves in its rays - critics see here an allusion to the image of Marilyn Monroe. Sophisticated Party Puccini, to which on the Russian stage addressed only the Mariinsky Theatre, the forces were on the voices of Michael, who turned the opera into a triumph of art.
Co-production with the Staatsoper (Berlin, Germany).
Performed in Italian (the subtitles in Russian).
Director: Jürgen Flimm
Actors: Mikhailovsky Theatre Troupe
Premiere: October 22, 2014.
Running time: 2 hours with intermission