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Manon, an opera by Jules Massenet


Manon, an opera by Jules Massenet

A young beauty bound for a convent education meets a handsome young chevalier. Their fairy tale romance ends in tragedy. Featuring Jennifer Bromagen in the title role and Robert McPherson as Chevalier des Grieux. The cast is rounded out by Ryan Bede, Andrew Etherington, Mark Davies, Laura Loge, Lee Anne Frahn, Catherine Treadgold and Renwick Hester. Instrumental ensemble of eleven will be conducted and arranged by Bernard Kwiram. Performed concert style in French with French and English supertitles. Artistic Director, Regina Thomas.

Featured Performers

Manon Lescaut: Jennifer Bromagen
Lescaut, Manon’s cousin: Ryan Christopher Bede
Chevalier des Grieux: Robert McPherson
Le Compte des Grieux: Renwick Hester
Guillot de Morfontaine: Andrew Etherington
Monsieur de Brétigny: Mark Davies
Pousette: Laura Loge
Javotte: Lee Anne Frahn
Rosette: Catherine Treadgold

Violins: Candice Chin, Christopher Lin
Viola: Jeanne Case
Cello: Janice Lee
Bass: Ericka Kendall
Flute: Jenna Calixto
Oboe: Kristine Kiner
Clarinet: Leslie Edwards
Bassoon: Gary Claunch
French Horn: Amy Fergusen
Chorus Master/Piano: John Burkhardt

Arranged and Conducted by Bernard Kwiram

June 2, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Duration 2h

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Jennifer Bromagen

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About Jennifer Bromagen

Hailed by the Tacoma News Tribune for her “shining coloratura and brilliant high notes”, soprano Jennifer Bromagen enjoys performing on opera and concert stages throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has performed as La Contessa di Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with Bellevue City Opera, with Puget Sound Concert Opera as the title role in […]

Robert McPherson

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About Robert McPherson

Hailed by the New York Times for his “robust voice, agility and confidence,” Robert McPherson returned to the Israeli Opera for his first performance of Narraboth in Salome in the 2018-19 season. He was part of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of La Fanciulla del West and sang an invited concert of arias and ensembles with […]

Ryan Christopher Bede

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About Ryan Christopher Bede

Born and raised in Tacoma, WA, baritone Ryan Christopher Bede made his Seattle Opera solo debut in May 2017 as the Second Priest in The Magic Flute, followed by Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Jim Crowley in An American Dream and Fiorello in The Barber Of Seville in the 2017-18 season. He returns as Moralés […]

Laura Loge

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About Laura Loge

Soprano Laura Loge has been hailed for her “luminous stage presence” and “characterful and versatile voice.” Upcoming and current engagements include Pousette in Manon with Puget Sound Concert Opera, half of Grieg’s Complete Songs with the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society and numerous Norwegian song concerts throughout the Northwest. Opera roles include Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta […]