Royal Opera

Manon Lescaut

In Cinemas 21, 22 & 25 Nov 2020
Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Kristine Opolais (Manon Lescaut), Christopher Maltman (Lescaut), Jonas Kaufmann (Le Chevalier des Grieux), Maurizio Muraro (Geronte de Revoir)
Giacomo Puccini
Jonathan Kent
Set Design
Paul Brown
Approx. 2h35 incl interval.
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 2014
Official Event Listing
  • Pappano has few peers today as a Puccini conductor, and gives the score a tremendous sense of vivid theatricality. Opolais is marvellous, Kaufmann exceptional.
    Andrew Clements, THE GUARDIAN

Opera in four acts (1893)

ROH Classic (2014)! Puccini’s inaugural triumph returned to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years with Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann starring.

Jonathan Kent’s present day-set production finds contemporary resonance in the story of a woman tempted and misguided into acting against her best interests, who finally receives retribution far more severe than her actions could ever deserve.

The sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterised by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies, from Des Grieux and Manon’s passionate duet ‘Vedete? Io son fedele’ to the overwhelming desolation of Manon’s final aria ‘Sola, perduta, abbandonata’.

Royal Opera House Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano conducts.

Please note: Due to social distancing measures, seating for all screenings is limited. We urge patrons to book promptly to avoid disappointment.