After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
News and features regarding ‘Manon Lescaut by Jonathan Kent’
- 6 December 2016
- 25 November 2016
Puccini’s opera offers a rare and nuanced glimpse into exploitation and the complexities of one woman’s indecision between servitude and freedom.
- 23 November 2016
Sondra Radvanovsky and Aleksandrs Antonenko star in the first revival of Jonathan Kent’s thought-provoking Royal Opera production.
- 17 November 2016
Even without vocals, Puccini's music still packs a remarkably powerful punch.
- 22 October 2016
A quick guide to Puccini's first triumph.
- 13 October 2016
Puccini's passionate aria rapturously describes love at first sight.
- 19 August 2016
Planning your next holiday? Tour opera and ballet settings to experience the locations that inspired composers and choreographers.
- 4 June 2015
The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.
- 13 May 2015
Composers have been inspired by everything about the French capital – from its seediness to its troubled political history – but most of all by its air of romance.
- 1 July 2014
Why Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown’s production focuses on the ugly side of Puccini’s opera.
- 24 June 2014
What did you think of our live relay of Jonathan Kent’s new production of Puccini’s tragedy, starring Kristīne Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann?
- 24 June 2014
Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.