Paris Opéra Ballet

L'histoire de Manon

In Cinemas 24, 25, 26 & 29 Jul 2015
Conductor
Martin Yates
Orchestra
Paris Opera Orchestra
Cast
Aurélie Dupont, Roberto Bolle
Music
Jules Massenet, orchestrated by Martin Yates
Choreography
Kenneth MacMillan
Designs
Nicholas Georgiadis
Duration
Approx. 2h35 incl 2 intervals
Captured live from the Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris 18 May 2015

Kenneth MacMillan's acclaimed tragic ballet is a modern masterpiece.

First performed in 1974 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, this production is the second in this year’s season following The Royal Ballet’s. In Regency Paris, bourgeois society gorges itself on luxury and easy pleasures. Carried off in this whirlwind, the sensual yet naïve Manon is unable to resist temptation and she drags down the faithful Des Grieux with her in her fall. This production marks the farewell performance of Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Aurélie Dupont.

Paris Opéra Ballet

The Paris Opéra Ballet, rich in historical tradition, stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad. Over the years it has played host to many of the world’s greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.

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