Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, 10th October 2016
Trying to work around Manon Lescaut’s episodic structure, this new production presents the plot as the dying protagonist’s feverish hallucinations. The result is a frosty retelling of what is arguably Puccini’s most hot-blooded opera. Musically, the performance also left much to be desired.
Full review on Opera Today.