17 June 2014
What did you think of Jonathan Kent's new production of Puccini's first great success?
16 June 2014
The man who created Manon Lescaut was, like his heroine, full of contradictions.
13 June 2014
Antonio Pappano introduces the music of Manon Lescaut.
10 June 2014
Jonathan Kent's new production stars Kristīne Opolais, Christopher Maltman and Jonas Kaufmann.
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.
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.
21 May 2014
From Nagasaki harbour to the wide-open plains of Louisiana, Puccini was a master of evoking a sense of place.
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.