Manon Lescaut Opera Holland Park 2019

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Manon) has a gloriously rich and full tone, and Peter Auty matches her with a fiery upper register.

Peter Auty’s tenorial tumescence makes Des Grieux suitably ardent.

Peter Auty’s plangent tenor is the nearest an English singer will get to Des Grieux’s impassioned effusions.

Auty was able to bring plenty of robustly phrased, Italianate tone, making Des Grieux a real pleasure to listen to.