Opera review: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Royal Opera House

Opera review: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Royal Opera House
 

La Boheme, Tosca and Madam Butterfly all end in gloriously tear-jerking deaths of his heroines. That pattern was set by his early work Manon Lescaut, which has never attained the popularity of his later operas, yet the music is just as luscious and excellent, as the current production at the ROH attests.
The story is about the sad decline of the heroine, Manon, from convent girl to criminal and prostitute, and her inevitable death despite heroic attempts to save her from her lover, the Chevalier Des Grieux. Both these leading roles are gloriously sung by Canadian/American soprano Sondra... read more

 
28 November 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 43
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