Manon http://wrti.org en AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Massenet's MANON, May 4 at 3 PM http://wrti.org/post/ava-opera-theater-wrti-massenets-manon-may-4-3-pm <p>Jules Massenet's most enduring opera, <em>Manon,</em> will be presented in a not-to-be-missed broadcast on Sunday afternoon on WRTI by the <a href="http://www.avaopera.com/season/manon.php" target="_blank"><strong>Academy of Vocal Arts.</strong></a> The opera, based on the 1731 novel <em>L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut</em> by the Abbé Prévost, tells the story of a young girl with conflicting desires for love and luxury, corrupted by the idea of the glamorous life.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:20:22 +0000 Jack Moore 7249 at http://wrti.org AVA Opera Theater on WRTI: Massenet's MANON, May 4 at 3 PM Jules Massenet: MANON on April 7th http://wrti.org/post/jules-massenet-manon-april-7th <p>Join us on Saturday, April 7th from **12 noon to 4 pm (note early start time) when soprano Anna Netrebko sings the title role in Massenet&#39;s <em>MANON.</em> Netrebko&#39;s dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly&#39;s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met&#39;s Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium. Sung in French.</p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/history/stories/synopsis.aspx?id=446" target="_blank"><strong>Synopsis</strong></a></p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 15:57:30 +0000 WRTI Staff 3752 at http://wrti.org Jules Massenet: MANON on April 7th