|Henri Meilhac, and Philippe Gille|
|19 January 1884, Paris (Opéra Comique)|
Manon (French pronunciation: ) is an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the 1731 novel L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost. It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on January 19, 1884.
Prior to Massenet's work, Halévy (Manon Lescaut, ballet, 1830) and Auber (Manon Lescaut, opéra comique, 1856) had used the subject for musical stage works. Massenet wrote a one-act sequel to Manon, Le portrait de Manon (1894), involving the Chevalier des Grieux as an older man.
|Le Chevalier des Grieux||Tenor|
|Le Comte des Grieux||Bass|
|Monsieur de Brétigny||Baritone|
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