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Royal Opera House

ROH: Manon Lescaut (12A)

Connaught Theatre

Jonathan Kent

Jonas Kaufmann, Kristine Opolais

2 hours 55 mins

Cinema > Screen Arts

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Royal Opera House returns with a season of classics for Autumn 2020

Puccini’s first triumph returned to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann.

Puccini’s publisher tried to prevent him from adapting Abbé Prévost’s L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut – Massenet had already created a highly successful opera based on the novel. But Puccini was not to be dissuaded, claiming ‘a woman like Manon can have more than one lover’. Despite a troubled gestation (five librettists were engaged in the project), the premiere of Manon Lescaut in 1893 was Puccini’s first major triumph – a hit with both public and critics. Puccini’s sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterized by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies, from Des Grieux and Manon’s passionate duet ‘Vedete? io son fedele’ to the overwhelming desolation of Manon’s final aria ‘Sola, perduta, abbandonata’.

Jonathan Kent – director of The Royal Opera’s Tosca – created this production of Manon Lescaut in 2014, The Royal Opera’s first production of the opera in 30 years. Kent finds contemporary resonance in the story of a woman tempted and misguided into acting against her best interests, and who finally receives retribution far more severe than her actions could ever deserve. Designs by Paul Brown create a harsh environment riven through with societal hypocrisy, in which Manon is trapped by those who will exploit her – and from which the only escape can be death.

This is a cinema event. Recorded at the Royal Opera House in 2014.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Includes one interval.

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Connaught Theatre

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearby

We are opposite Worthing Royal Mail Delivery Office, behind The Three Fishes Wetherspoons - next to Worthing NCP Car Park.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearest Train Station

Worthing (WRH) station is 10 minutes walk away (0.5 miles). You can book train tickets and find access information on the National Rail website.

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Nearest Bus Stops

South Street (Stops J, K, L and M), Worthing, BN11 3AW are 4 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). For bus times and tickets please visit the Stagecoach website or call Travelline.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Nearest Car Parks

Worthing NCP Car Park (BN11 1LG) is next to the venue. As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.80, or night rate (6pm to 6am) approx. £3.40

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Worthing High Street Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 1NY), above the Guildbourne Centre, is 4 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.60, or Sunday rate approx. £3 for the whole day.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

Drop Off / Pick Up

You can park immediately outside the Connaught Theatre for a few minutes to load or unload passengers. This will likely block the road and the Royal Mail Depot - so please move your vehicle promptly.

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Nearest Coach Park

The Lido, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QJ is 8 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). There are numerous coach parking spaces along Marine Parade.

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Connaught, Union Place, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1LG

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Traditional bike stands are available just outside the Connaught Studio. These are uncovered and unmonitored - left at owners risk.

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All WTM venues have step free access. Allocated wheelchair user spaces and assistance dog spaces are available at most events, these must be booked via WTM Box Office for events within an auditorium. Hearing Assistance is available in all of our venues using an Infrared system. Audio description is available for most films. These services are available free of charge, please enquire on arrival at the venue. For more information or to discuss your access requirements before your visit, please visit our access page.