A Double Melodrama
GIUSEPPE PENNISI was at
Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut', performed
under difficult conditions in Rome
The new Manon Lescaut production was much awaited in Rome. It was the first time in nearly fifty years that the Teatro dell'Opera had produced its own Manon Lescaut, rather than borrowing it from other institutions. Riccardo Muti was to be in the pit; in the past, he has seldom conducted Puccini's operas (Manon Lescaut at La Scala in 1996 and Tosca in Philadelphia in 1991). His daughter, Chiara, was to be responsible for the stage direction and dramaturgy...
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