8 May 2014 at 10.46am | 6 Comments
The production stars Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann and sees the director update Puccini's tale of a young woman seduced by love, and then by money to a more contemporary setting. 'It was one of Puccini's early successes because of that relationship and the doomed love affair. [It contains] some of the greatest music Puccini ever wrote,' Jonathan Kent said in a recent interview we filmed with him about the production. Antonio Pappano will conduct.
Though tickets for performances at Covent Garden are nearly sold out, the production will be relayed live to cinemas on 24 June. It's the last of this Season's cinema screenings and well worth considering if you haven't tried the opera-in-cinemas experience before.
Manon Lescaut runs from 17 June-7 July 2014. A limited number of tickets are still available. The production will be relayed live to cinemas around the world on 24 June. Find your nearest cinema and sign up for our mailing list.
The production is generously supported by Rolex and staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A Olde OBE, Lord and Lady Laidlaw, Mrs Philip Kan, Mrs Trevor Swete, Quentin Holland, Mercedes T. Bass, Bruce Kovner and The Manon Lescaut Production Syndicate.