Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano Set For ‘Manon’ Live in HD From Metropolitan Opera

By David Salazar
(Credit: Marty Sohl / Met Opera)

The Met Opera’s Live in HD series for the 2019-20 season continues off on Saturday, October 26, 2019 with a transmission of Massenet’s “Manon.”

The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time, stars Lisette Oropesa in the title role with Michael Fabiano as her lover Des Grieux.

This is Oropesa’s ninth transmission in HD. She first appeared on HD in “Gianni Schicchi” in 2007 and followed that with appearances in “Hansel and Gretel,” “Manon Lescaut,” “La Rondine,” “Das Rheingold,” “The Enchanted Island,” “Falstaff,” and “Werther.” While she had prominent roles in many of those works, this is her first HD in which she is the headliner.

For Fabiano, this will be his fourth HD transmission after appearances in “Otello,” “La Traviata,” and “La Bohème.”

Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here.

This is the second Live in HD transmission of the season. It will be followed by “Madama Butterfly” on Nov. 9, “Akhnaten” on Nov. 29, “Wozzeck” on Jan. 11, 2020, “Porgy and Bess” on Feb. 1, “Agrippina” on Feb. 29, “Der Fliegende Holländer” on March 14, “Tosca” on April 11, and “Maria Stuarda” on May 9, 2020.