The Royal Opera - Manon Reviews
4 June 2020
Ermonela Jaho (Manon Lescaut)
Matthew Polenzani (Des Grieux), Ermonela Jaho (Manon Lescaut)
William Shimell (De Bretigny)
Ermonela Jaho (Manon Lescaut)
Matthew Polenzani (Des Grieux), Ermonela Jaho (Manon Lescaut)

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Manon

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No. of reviews: 15

The Royal Opera's Manon is a great night not to be missed
6 Feb 14 / Musical Criticism
A voluptuous romp translated to the Belle Epoque
21 Jan 14 / New Statesman
A soft-shoe shuffle is the least of Manon's worries
19 Jan 14 / The Observer
Jaho and Polenzani wring every last ounce of emotion from this most powerful of endings
18 Jan 14 / Music OMH
Lush melodrama, impressive set designs and singing that's a joy to listen to
18 Jan 14 / Express
ROH presents stylish Manon
17 Jan 14 / Seen and Heard
Massenet's delicate tale of a pleasure-loving girl in a man's world needs more heart
16 Jan 14 / The Arts Desk
At the heart of the piece is Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho’s flighty heroine
16 Jan 14 / The Stage
An impressive first revival
16 Jan 14 / Opera Britannia
A seductive performance
16 Jan 14 / Londonist
There are many things to like about this production
16 Jan 14 / Independent
Massenet's sumptuously romantic epic of doomed love returns to Covent Garden
16 Jan 14 / What's on Stage
Ermonela Jaho doesn't shine quite brightly enough in the title role
16 Jan 14 / The Guardian
Manon hits the right note at Covent Garden
16 Jan 14 / Metro
A spark is missing from this bleak production of Massenet's opera
16 Jan 14 / Telegraph
Production details
Cast
Jaho/Pérez, Polenzani, Iversen, Mortagne, Shimell, Miles, Mihai, Kelly, Karyazina
(c) Villaume (d) Pelly
Performance dates
14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 January, 4 February 2014
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