Behind the Curtain: Manon Lescaut

Look behind the curtain to see what it takes to bring innovative opera to the stage. Get the inside scoop from members of the cast and creative team and explore the music, history and design of Manon Lescaut. Minnesota Opera’s new Head of Music, Rob Ainsley, will lead an exploration of the music, history and design of Manon Lescaut from his perspective as a chorus master and vocal coach. Get a taste for the music from the stars themselves, as soprano Kelly Kaduce (Manon Lescaut) and tenor Dinyar Vania (Chevalier des Grieux) give an intimate performance of excerpts and discuss why they think singers and audiences alike share a passion for Puccini.



Minnesota Opera Center

620 North First St.

Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Monday, September 9, 2013, 7-8:30pm



  • $35 / person
  • $28 / subscriber/donor
  • $15 / Tempo member
  • $10 / student


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Tickets are general admission and are available for purchase now at our online box office or by calling the Minnesota Opera Ticket Office at 612-333-6669, M-F 9am-6pm. Discounts are available to subscribers, donors, Tempo members and students.

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