The Royal Opera House: Manon Lescaut

This early Puccini masterpiece makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent's vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today's audience.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource



  • Jonathan Kent


  • Antonio Pappano
  • Kristine Opolais
  • Christopher Maltman
  • Jonas Kaufmann
  • Maurizio Muraro
  • Benjamin Hulett
  • Robert Burt
  • Nadezhda Karyazina
  • Luis Gomes
  • Jeremy White

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