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Articles tagged with "American Friends of Covent Garden"

Opera Essentials: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

22 October 2016

A quick guide to Puccini's first triumph.

Musical Highlight: ‘Donna non vidi mai’ from Manon Lescaut

13 October 2016

Puccini's passionate aria rapturously describes love at first sight.

How to Stage an Opera: the ugliness of Manon Lescaut

1 July 2014

Why Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown’s production focuses on the ugly side of Puccini’s opera.

Your reaction: Manon Lescaut in cinemas 2014

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?

Watch: Members of the cast and creative team on Manon Lescaut

24 June 2014

Another chance to see the backstage films screened as part of our live cinema relay.

Watch: Kristīne Opolais and Christopher Maltman on Manon Lescaut’s innocence (or lack thereof)

23 June 2014

Should we pity Puccini’s heroine’s untimely demise?

Your reaction: Manon Lescaut

17 June 2014

What did you think of Jonathan Kent's new production of Puccini's first great success?

Gallery: Manon Lescaut in rehearsal

10 June 2014

Jonathan Kent's new production stars Kristīne Opolais, Christopher Maltman and Jonas Kaufmann.

Louisiana's mysterious desert: a convenient inaccuracy in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

5 June 2014

What the climax of Puccini's opera tells us about historical European attitudes to America.

Manon Lescaut: A ‘Frankenstein's monster’ of an opera that proved to be Puccini's first major success

28 May 2014

The composer's third opera met with acclaim, despite a turbulent genesis.