Tues 24th June at 6:45pm (doors 5:45pm)
Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London
This early Puccini masterpiece, Manon Lescaut, makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madame Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.
Advance tickets priced £15 (£14) available via www.wegottickets.com (booking fees apply) and from the Picture House during opening hours (no booking fees, cash only & no telephone bookings). All seating is unreserved. No refunds or exchanges possible.
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.