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Your Reaction: Manon

A selection of audience tweets from the opening night of Massenet's classic.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

15 January 2014 at 4.22pm | 8 Comments

Manon runs from 14 January to 4 February 2014. Tickets are still available.

By Lottie Butler (Former Assistant Content Producer (News and Social Media))

15 January 2014 at 4.22pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Laurent Pelly, Ermonela Jaho, Manon, massenet, Matthew Polenzani, opening night, opera, Production, Royal Opera, twitter, your reaction

This article has 8 comments

  1. I loved it! Everything was spellbinding. Ermonela Jaho has the most amazing voice too! Loved the costumes, sets, singing, acting, music... all! Wow!

  2. Magnificent performance by Jaho and Polenzani. I just can not believe that Jaho has never released one single solo album yet! She is a brilliant soprano, believe me!

  3. David Elford responded on 16 January 2014 at 1:32pm Reply

    Delightful - but perhaps ballet sequence a llittle untidy! (Accepting rather tight space.)

  4. Roberto Cacciaglia responded on 18 January 2014 at 10:54am Reply

    A memorable evening! I was literally in thrall to leads' singing (and rest of the cast, to be fair). One of rare cases when you would want the performance never to come to an end. This, alsa, doesn't happen too often at the ROH.
    I have encouraged several friends to go and I shall try to find a ticket myself to repeat this mesmerising experience.

  5. Steve responded on 22 January 2014 at 11:03am Reply

    Saw the first night on 14th Jan - enjoyed it so much had to go back again last night. This production excels in every area from the singing and acting, the choreography and of course the orchestra. All the leads were on excellent form, chorus very strong and powerful. Polenzani was excellent but Jaho stood out for her all round performance - totally captivating, she gives so much of herself. Hope to see her back at ROH soon.

  6. Beautiful production! Polenzani was awesome, especially with Ah Fuyez, but Ermonela Jaho owned this one! She was sensational all the way (and made me cry) <3
    I hope she's back soon (and maybe gets a record out?)

  7. Eno Koço responded on 30 January 2014 at 6:02pm Reply

    Ermonela Jaho as Manon was really impulsive, extremely emotional & captivating, a super-sensitive voice, A memorable evening of superb French music. A recording of this work with Ermonela as Manon would enrich discography of operatic albums.

  8. Michael de Navarro responded on 5 February 2014 at 11:53am Reply

    Went to the last night last night and greatly enjoyed it. Ailyn Perez as good a Manon as I have seen both vocally and dramatically and Polenzani v good too.

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