A “powerful” performance from ‘Manon Lescaut’ at the Bard Music Festival

“The emotional transparency that set Puccini apart from his contemporaries was demonstrated again and again … The first program contrasted the “Lescaut” duet, sung with throbbing power by the soprano Melody Moore and the tenor Russell Thomas, with excerpts from Catalani’s “Loreley” and Arrigo Boito’s “Nerone.”

James Jorden – The New York Times