Tag Archives: Puccini

Death by Des Grieux

Death by Des Grieux Review of Manon Lescaut, dramma lirico in four acts, music composed by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marco Praga, Giuseppe Giacosa, Domenico Oliva and Luigi Illica, directed by Karolina Sofulak, conductor Peter Robinson, new production at Investec … Continue reading

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In a Place of Tears

In a Place of Tears  Review of Tosca, melodrama in three acts, music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, conducted by Alexander Joel, directed by Jonathan Kent, Royal Opera, 27th May 2019, reviewed by Leslie Jones … Continue reading

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Reign of Tenor

Reign of Tenor Review of Andrea Chénier, dramma istorico, music composed by Umberto Giordano, libretto by Luigi Illica, directed by Sir David McVicar, conducted by Daniel Oren, Royal Opera, 20th May 2019, reviewed by Leslie Jones At Contessa de Coigny’s soirée, … Continue reading

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Praying Mantis

 Praying Mantis Tosca, melodrama in three acts, music composed by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, conducted by Placido Domingo, tenth revival of director Jonathan Kent’s 2006 production, sets by the late Paul Brown, Royal Opera, 19th … Continue reading

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Bad Lieutenant

Bad Lieutenant “He dies with honour, who cannot live with honour” Madama Butterfly, music composed by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, conducted by Antonio Pappano, the Royal Opera, Thursday 30th March 2017, reviewed by Leslie Jones … Continue reading

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Abducted by Love

Abducted by Love MANON LESCAUT, opera in 4 acts, musical score composed by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, The Royal Opera House, 22 November 2016. First revival of Jonathan Kent’s 2014 production. Reviewed by Leslie Jones Manon Lescaut, … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES

ENDNOTES Manon, Jules Massenet; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 14 January 2014 As Christopher Anthony Meade has aptly but inelegantly observed, in opera we get the most beautiful music “allied with the greatest drivel ever to escape from the twisted mind of … Continue reading

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