Soft silks and delicious taffetas. Ropes of pearls against bare skin. Candlelight reflected in exquisite gilt mirrors. This is the boudoir world of rococo France, where a woman’s face is her fortune. Manon learns early that men will give her anything because she is young and beautiful. She’s happy to play the game, until she makes the fatal mistake of falling in love.
This scandalous story of love, lust and greed became an instant sensation in 18th Century Paris. We bring it to life once more in a sumptuous production featuring a large, talented cast and orchestra, and the most magnificent costumes we have ever put on the Granada stage.
Sung in French with English surtitles
Conducted by Kostis Protopapas, Directed by Kristine McIntyre.
I am so excited to sing my premier show with Opera Santa Barbara! This performance will be beautiful, colorful, and dramatic. Come for the singing, stay for the stilt walking and juggling!