24 June 2014 at 10.53pm | 51 Comments
First experience of opera watching #ROHlescaut at Vue cinema. what a fantastic introduction, helped by subtitles!
— Janine ingleby (@Jingle_by) June 24, 2014
— Seb Charlesworth (@Sebussy) June 24, 2014
Ooohwheee Manon as Lady Gaga - nice nod to period costume, the mini panniers ;-) #ROHLescaut
— Jesse (@Hyattesque) June 24, 2014
Female degradation shown so well by hideous girls' costumes in ActII #ROHLescaut. Kaufmann, Opolais and Maltman excellent in main roles!
— Angela Lait (@Dralait) June 24, 2014
— Angel Blue (@AngelBlueSings) June 24, 2014
I don't think I've ever seen Jonas Kaufmann as good as this, and that's saying something. #rohlescaut
— Neil Fisher (@nfmusic) June 24, 2014
— Mme Rêve (@chrisducq1) June 24, 2014
Not everyone convinced by production
Sadly, the first half of the updated Act 2 fails to match either the idiom of the libretto, or the nuances of the music. #ROHLescaut
— David Hornby (@DavidHornbyUK) June 24, 2014
#ROHlescaut Great opera, beautiful music and singing, but not wild about the costumes, or the direction of the reconciliation in Act II.
— Judy Rose (@garlandflower) June 24, 2014
— George (@OperaCreep) June 24, 2014
Watching from around the world
#ROHlescaut watching the show from Padua, Italy... Wow!
— Dafne (@DafneRizza) June 24, 2014
Gotta say, I find the global coverage of #ROHlescaut amazing. How's that for outreach??!!!!!!
— Benjamin Hulett (@ben_hulett) June 24, 2014
#ROHlescaut we are watching live from Kosice in Slovakia. An amazing performance!
— Jozef Tomko (@jozefjozef) June 24, 2014
— Charlotte Valori (@Operissima) June 24, 2014
Praise for Antonio Pappano
Added benefit of cinema relay of #ROHLescaut Pappano’s commentary. Basically a Puccini master class. Learning SO much.
— Nicole Slavin (@Schrokit) June 24, 2014
Audience here in Bristol responding warmly to Antonio Pappano. His love of Puccini is infectious #ROHlescaut
— Sally Lewis (@CEOLewis) June 24, 2014
Thanks to Pappano+Puccini magic combo I feel quite proud to be Italian right now. #ROHlescaut
— Ecate (@GweiddiatEcate) June 24, 2014
The Royal Opera House Cinema Season relays our performances to over 1,100 cinemas in over 30 countries around the world. Find out more about the productions included in the 2014/15 Season.
This production of Manon Lescaut is generously supported by Rolex, with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A Olde OBE, Lord and Lady Laidlaw, Mrs Philip Kan, Marina Kulishova, Mrs Trevor Swete, Quentin Holland, Mercedes T. Bass, Bruce Kovner, the American Friends of Covent Garden and The Manon Lescaut Production Syndicate.