On the evidence of the trailer for the Baden Baden Festival, the upcoming new Met co-production of Manon Lescaut by Sir Richard Eyre (and who better to direct a German/American production of an Italian opera set in France and Louisiana than a Brit?) looks to be a fairly straightforward, if drab, update to circa 1940.

As La Cieca understands it, this production will livestream on arte Live Web at 18:00 on Wednesday, April 16, i.e., noon EDT.