Opera On 3 - Puccini's Manon Lescaut

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20140701

Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Presented by Martin Handley

Puccini's Manon Lescaut in a new production by Jonathan Kent, with Kristine Opolais as Manon, Jonas Kaufmann as des Grieux and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir. Antonio Pappano conducts.

Manon Lescaut - Kristine Opolais (Soprano)

Chevalier des Grieux - Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)

Lescaut - Christopher Maltman (Baritone)

Geronte de Ravoir - Maurizio Muraro (Bass)

Singer - Nadezhda Karyazina (Soprano)

Edmondo - Benjamin Hulett (Tenor)

Dancing Master - Robert Burt (Tenor)

Lamplighter - Luis Gomes (Tenor)

Innkeeper - Nigel Cliffe (Baritone)

Sergeant - Jihoon Kim (Bass Baritone)

Naval Captain - Jeremy White (Bass)

Royal Opera House Orchestra

Royal Opera House Chorus

Antonio Pappano (Conductor)

Manon, who has shown a taste for pleasure, is on her way to a convent on the orders of her parents when she meets the young student Des Grieux. The pair fall in love and elope to Paris, but when the elderly Geronte offers Manon a life of wealth and luxury, her head is turned. Puccini's first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years, with Kristine Opolais as Manon, Jonas Kaufmann as the Chevalier des Grieux and Maurizio Muraro as Geronte de Ravoir. Antonio Pappano conducts.