The Royal Opera - Manon Lescaut Reviews
5 June 2020
Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grieux)
General scene
Christopher Maltman (Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grieux)
Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grieux), Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut)
Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Des Grieux)

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Manon Lescaut

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 16

She's bad news, but he can't stay away from her
31 Jul 14 / The Opera Critic
Verismo y pasión
8 Jul 14 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann are on thrilling form in Puccini's early opera
5 Jul 14 /
Manon Lescaut: Puccini’s Anna Nicole?
26 Jun 14 / The Spectator
Uneasy futility at the opera
23 Jun 14 / New Statesman
Impassioned and sumptuous
22 Jun 14 / The Observer
A dark, voyeuristic Manon Lescaut set in today's sex industry is lifted by Kristine Opolais' crystalline voice
22 Jun 14 / Express
'Dodgy' production with magnificent singing
20 Jun 14 / Express
Music standards are high, but Jonathan Kent's update to the present day serves little obvious purpose
19 Jun 14 / The Guardian
Radiates a very modern sleaziness
19 Jun 14 / Independent
Sex is in the air as the opera gets the red light treatment
19 Jun 14 / Evening Standard
Kristīne Opolais was in wonderful voice as Manon
19 Jun 14 / What's on Stage
The ugliest show at Covent Garden in memory
19 Jun 14 / Telegraph
Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann give terrific performances
19 Jun 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais and German tenor Jonas Kaufmann look and sound a dream
19 Jun 14 / The Stage
A sombre, sometimes confused updating by Jonathan Kent
19 Jun 14 / The Arts Desk
Production details
Opolais, Maltman, Kaufmann, Muraro, Hulett, Cliffe, Karyazina, Burt, Gomes, Kim, White
(c) Pappano (d) Kent
Performance dates
17, 20, 24, 28 June, 1, 4, 7 July 2014
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