opera notebook

some operas I have seen on video


Jules Massenet, Manon (1884)
Opéra National de Paris, 2020

Pretty Yende
Pretty Yende

I have a special fondness for this production, because I was left with an unused ticket to it when it was interrupted by pandemic in the spring of 2020. Pretty Yende is a fabulous Manon, and Benjamin Bernheim nicely conveys a mix of boyish callousness and emotional anguish.

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