Director: Vincent Paterson
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Cast: Anna Netrebko (Manon Lescaut, soprano), Rolando Villazon (Chevalier des Grieux, tenor), Alfredo Daza (Lescaut, baritone), Christof Fischesser (Le Comte des Grieux, bass), Remy Corazza (Guillot de Morfontaine, baritone) , Arttu Kataja (De Bretigny), Hanan Alattar (Poussette, soprano), Gal James (Javotte, mezzo-soprano), Silvia De La Muela (Rosette, mezzo-soprano), Matthias Vieweg (Wirt, bass), Berlin shtaatskapella, Chorus Berlin Staatsoper
BERLIN - The German public is experiencing shock: premiere of Massenet's "Manon" in the main theater of Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden became a sensation, which merges into an aesthetic shock. For the first time in many years, instead of the usual evrotresha Berliners saw the play, which was dominated by overt glamor, tinsel and glitter of Hollywood transitory.
Sensationalism adds participate in the formulation megazvezdnogo duo Anna Netrebko - Rolando Villazon. Before the premieres at the door of the theater tingling and vibrating smartly dressed crowd: the secular meaning of the events clearly eclipsed his artistic component.