6 December 2016
After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
4 June 2015
The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.
Manon Lescaut: A ‘Frankenstein's monster’ of an opera that proved to be Puccini's first major success
28 May 2014
The composer's third opera met with acclaim, despite a turbulent genesis.