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Articles tagged with "by Jonathan Kent"

Your reaction: Manon Lescaut

17 June 2014

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

Who was Abbé Prévost?

16 June 2014

The man who created Manon Lescaut was, like his heroine, full of contradictions.

Watch: ‘I’m not saying it’s Puccini’s Anna Nicole, but there are certain things in common’

13 June 2014

Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Manon Lescaut.

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.

Listen: Jonas Kaufmann - 'There are two types of musicians. I always belonged to those in the passionate group'

2 June 2014

The German tenor tells BBC Radio 3 his thoughts on Regietheater and gives hints at future plans.

How to Stage an Opera: Tosca and one day in Rome

29 May 2014

Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown's painstaking attention to detail almost matches Puccini's.

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.

How Puccini used music to portray settings

21 May 2014

From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.

Listen: Conductor Oleg Caetani on Tosca - 'It's modern in many ways'

13 May 2014

The conductor questions why we don't think of Puccini as a modern composer, despite his influence on Strauss, Schoenberg and Stravinsky.

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