A young girl desires love but is corrupted by wealth in Kenneth MacMillan's erotically charged ballet; a modern masterpiece. First performed in 1974 and celebrating its 40th anniversary, Manon is a staple of the Royal Ballet’s repertory. The tragic story of Manon Lescaut and Des Grieux is based on the novel by French writer Abbé Prévost. With stage designs by Nicolas Georgiadis depicting a lavish world polluted by poverty, Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned duet makes this ballet one of MacMillan’s most immersive and heartbreaking dramas.
- Martin Yates
- Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- Marianela Núñez , Federico Bonelli
- Jules Massenet
- Kenneth MacMillan
- Nicholas Georgiadis
- approx. 3h, including 2 intervals
Based at the Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, led by Director Kevin O'Hare, is Britain’s largest ballet company. The Company has a wide-ranging repertory showcasing the great classical ballets, heritage works from Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton and Principal Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, as well as new works by the foremost choreographers of today.