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.