Manon Lescaut Digital Programme
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Music from Manon Lescaut
Listen to excerpts from a recording of Manon Lescaut, Puccini's first great operatic success.
'A desperate passion': Puccini and the composition of Manon Lescaut by George Hall
Watch: Jonas Kaufmann sings 'Donna non vidi mai'
Jonas Kaufmann as Des Grieux sings 'Donna non vidi mai' from Act I of Manon Lescaut.
A full synopsis of this production
Rehearsal Pictures of Manon Lescaut
The first pictures of the rehearsals for Manon Lescaut at the Royal Opera House
A profile of the acclaimed director of this new production of Manon Lescaut, including a look at his previous work with The Royal Opera.
Production team, Conductor and principal singers for this Season's performances
Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Opera staff
The power of place
A look at Puccini’s attention to detail in the musical evocation of the settings of his operas. Puccini's operas take audiences to a variety of locations from the exotic and romantic to the foreboding and perilous.
Photographs from Jonathan Kent's new production of Manon Lescaut.
Puccini's first major success
Manon Lescaut, the composer's third opera, proved to be Puccini's first major success, despite a turbulent genesis. By Helen Greenwald
Watch: Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Manon Lescaut
Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, introduces the music of Manon Lescaut
Who was Abbé Prévost?
The man who created Manon Lescaut was, like his heroine, full of contradictions.