Conductor: Alain Altinoglu
Production: Hans Neuenfels
Manon Lescaut: Kristine Opolais (soprano)
Lescaut: Markus Eiche Il (baritone)
Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Geronte di Ravoir: Roland Bracht (bass)
I didn't mind the production as much as I thought I would. All that starkness only serves to emphasize how spectacularly wonderful the music was--the conducting, the orchestra, the soloists, Kristine and the ever more wonderful Jonas Kaufmann. Thank you for bringing me what I wanted. And thank you for making it even more magnificent than I imagined.