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Manon is an opéra comique in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille, based on the 1731 novel L’histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by the Abbé Prévost. It was first performed at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 19 January 1884, with sets designed by Eugène Carpezat (Act I), Auguste-Alfred Rubé and Philippe Chaperon (Acts II and III), and Jean-Baptiste Lavastre (Act IV).

Prior to Massenet's work, Halévy (Manon Lescaut, ballet, 1830) and Auber ( Manon Lescaut, opéra comique, 1856) had used the subject for musical stage works. Massenet also wrote a one-act sequel to Manon, Le portrait de Manon (1894), involving the Chevalier des Grieux as an older man. The composer worked at the score of Manon at his country home outside Paris and also at a house at The Hague once occupied by Prévost himself.

Manon is Massenet's most popular and enduring opera and, having "quickly conquered the world's stages", it has maintained an important place in the repertory since its creation. It is the quintessential example of the charm and vitality of the music and culture of the Parisian Belle Époque.


Mañón , also registered in the past as Maañón , is a municipality in North-western Spain in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia. It belongs to the comarca of Ortegal. Ferrolterra's population represents the third largest concentration of people in Galicia, and its disperse population exceeds 211,000 (2005).

Manon (film)

Manon is a 1949 French film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. It is a loose adaptation of the 1731 novel Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost.

The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Manon (disambiguation)

Manon is an opera by Jules Massenet, adapted from Abbé Prévost's novel Manon Lescaut.

Manon may also refer to:

Manon (artist)

The artist Manon (born in Berne in 1946) produces installations, performances and photography. She first came to prominence in the 1970s with the installation 'The Salmon coloured boudoir' (1974). Her environments and photographic scenes are distillations of social change in the 1970s, sexual liberation, and the search for new roles. In photographic series such as 'Woman with shaved head' and 'Ball of lonelinesses' she addresses among other things the social construction of identity.

She was awarded several prizes, the last one in 2008 was the Prix Meret Oppenheim.

Further information on her biography can be found in the encyclopedia of SIKART from the Swiss Institute for Art Research.

Manon (given name)

Manon is a feminine given name, a diminutive of Marie. Notable people with the name include:

  • Manon (artist) (born 1946), Swiss artist
  • Manon Balletti (1740–1776), lover of the legendary womanizer Giacomo Casanova
  • Manon Barbe, Canadian politician
  • Manon Barbeau, Canadian filmmaker
  • Manon Flier (born 1984), Dutch volleyball player
  • Manon Masseurs (born 1974), Dutch swimmer
  • Manon Melis (born 1986), Dutch footballer
  • Manon Rhéaume (born 1972), Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Manon von Gerkan (born 1972), German model and actress
  • Manon van Rooijen (born 1982), Dutch freestyle swimmer
Manon (character)

Manon is an animated character in children's books and television programs. The books are written by Gerard Moncomble and Nadine Rouviere, and the character originally appeared in Toupie magazine

Geared for preschoolers, the books and cartoon focus on the character of Manon, a girl described as "the little queen of animals", and her adventures with the animals who live on the farm with her.