The Met’s World War II Manon Lescaut Loses the Plot

United StatesUnited States Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Fabio Luisi (conductor). Broadcast live to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 5.2.16. (JPr)

The Met’s Manon Lescaut – Kristine Opolais (Manon) & Roberto Alagna (des Grieux)
(c) Ken Howard

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Strong and Charismatic Musical Personalities (Benedetti, Elschenbroich and Grynyuk) Combine to Great Effect

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert and Tchaikovsky: Benedetti Elschenbroich Grynyuk Trio (Nicola Benedetti [violin], Leonard Elschenbroich [cello],  Alexei Grynyuk [piano]), St John’s Smith Square, London, 16.2.2016. (JPr)

Benedetti, Elschenbroich & Grynyuk in rehearsal (c) Mark Mcnulty

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