The ABAO-OLBE stages Manon, by Jules Massenet, with the soprano Itziar de Unda in the cast


Manon, Massenet's most often performed opera, based on the Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, the well-known Romantic novel by the Abbe Prévost, will be staged in Bilbao from January 20th to 29th. Programmed by the Bilbao Association of Friends of the Opera (ABAO), this is the first staging of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo production in Spain. Soprano Itziar de Unda will be part of the cast. Stage direction is by the Frenchman Arnaud Bernad. In the pit will be Maestro Alain Guingal leading the Euskadiko Orkestra Sinfonikoa and the Coro de la Ópera de Bilbao.