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Manon Lescaut Digital Programme

A digital programme containing specially selected films, articles and exclusives to bring you closer to the production.


Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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.

Performance photographs

Photographs from Jonathan Kent's new production of Manon Lescaut.

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.