The Cleveland Opera

Manon Lescaut

by Giacomo Puccini

libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva,
Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica;
based on the 1731 novel
L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut
by the Abbé Prévost

  • Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm
The Tudor Arms Hotel Grand Ballroom10660 Carnegie AvenueCleveland OH 44106


  • $55 Reserved Sponsor Seating
  • $25 General Admission
  • $10 Student

Tickets are available online HERE or by calling 216 816 1411.

Tickets will also be available at the door, cash or check.


Complete, fully-staged opera presented in the chamber setting of the magnificent Crystal Ballroom at the Tudor Arms Hotel, presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Women's Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John Thomas Dodson.

Free valet parking and Free delightful treats sponsored by The Cleveland Opera. Wine & drinks for purchase from Tudor Arms.

Set toward the end of the 18th century, the fascinating story of Manon Lescaut takes us from Amiens through Paris and Le Havre to a vast plain beyond the outskirts of New Orleans in Louisiana. This story of passionate love, joys and tragedies, is rendered magnificently by Giacomo Puccini, a master of love stories in music that make your heart beat faster.

Manon Lescaut belongs to the canon of major operas. For reasons unknown, it has not been performed in Cleveland for decades, if ever. We could not find records of Puccini's masterpiece performed in Cleveland, so please contact us if you have any information on the history of Manon Lescaut in Cleveland by emailing


  • Dorota Sobieska, soprano - Manon Lescaut, a beautiful girl
  • Mikhail Urusov, tenor - Chevalier Renato des Grieux, a student
  • Jonathan Stinson, baritone - Lescaut, Manon's brother and guardian
  • Francisco Prado, basso brillante - Geronte di Revoir, Treasurer General
  • Brian Skoog, tenor - Edmondo, a student
  • Loren Reash-Henz, bass - Innkeeper
  • Elizabeth Frey, mezzo-soprano - Madrigal Singer
  • Cory Svette, tenor - Dance Master & Lamplighter
  • Jeremy Gilpatric, baritone - Sergeant of the Royal Archers
  • Matthew Mueller, bass - Naval Captain
  • Julie-Michelle Manohar, silent - Hairdresser
  • Singers, old beaux and abbés, girls, townsfolk, students, courtesans, archers, sailors