OPERA in Cinema: Puccini’s MANON LESCAUT

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Jonathan Kent

Monday July 21, 2014

SPECIAL EVENT

$20 General Admission, $18 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Leading tenor of today Jonas Kaufmann stars in a brand new production of Manon Lescaut alongside Kristine Opolais

Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre will present a special live ‘preview’ performance by WT DOT singers, Monday July 21 thirty minutes before Opera in Cinema Pucinni’s Manon Lescaut beginning at 7:00 PM

Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.Puccini’s sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterized by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies. Despite a troubled gestation (five librettists were engaged in the project), the premiere of Manon Lescaut in 1893 was Puccini’s first major triumph – a hit with critics and the public alike.

Manon is on her way to a convent when she meets the young student Des Grieux. The pair fall in love and escape to Paris, but when the elderly Geronte offers Manon a life of wealth and luxury, her head is turned.

Leading tenor of today Jonas Kaufmann stars in a brand new production of Manon Lescaut alongside Kristine Opolais.

Opolais made her debut with the MET in the 2012/13 season in La Rondine to rave reviews so a chance for American audiences to see her in this exciting new production from Jonathan Kent

Conducted by Antonio Pappano

 

the Opera in Cinema series is sponsored by Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theatre, with live Opera performances at Featherstone (Mozart’s Magic Flute), August 1-3, 2014. For more details and tickets link to http://wendytaucherdanceoperatheater.com/

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"Massenet's sumptuously romantic epic of doomed love returns to Covent Garden."

-Mark Valencia Whats On Stage

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