‘Manon Lescaut’ returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent



Jonathan Kent’s new production of Manon Lescaut, which opened at the Royal Opera House this week, has been praised by the critics, receiving 5 stars from the Times, and 4 stars from the FT, Independent and Evening Standard. Antonio Pappano leads an all-star cast including Christopher Maltman who makes his role debut as a “superb, pimpish Lescaut” (Richard Morrison, The Times (£)).
 
Benjamin Hulett makes his Royal Opera House debut as Edmondo in what continues to be a busy and exciting season for the tenor whose 2013/14 season includes appearances at the Rome Opera and the BBC Proms. 
 
In her first season as part of the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artist ProgrammeNadezhda Karyazina sings Madrigal Singer. Her other appearances this season have included Mercedes in Carmen, Rosette in Manon and Flora in La traviata.
The run opened on Tuesday 17 June, with subsequent performances on:
 
Friday 20th June 2014, 7pm.
Tuesday 24th June 2014, 7pm.
Saturday 28th June 2014, 7pm.
Tuesday 1st July 2014, 7pm.
Friday 4th July 2014, 7pm.
Monday 7th July 2014, 7pm. 
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