L'Histoire de Manon – MacMillan

Jules Massenet – Tamara Rojo (Manon), Carlos Acosta (Des Grieux) – The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet performs a production of Manon, starring Tamara Rojo in the title role with the world-famous dancer Carlos Acosta as her lover Des Grieux.

In decadent 18th century Paris, the young, beautiful and naive Manon is torn between a life of privilege and luxury with the wealthy Monsieur GM or love with the poor student Des Grieux.

Manon has become one the Royal Ballet's signature works since its creation by choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in 1974. This typically sumptuous production is designed by Nicholas Georgiadis and staged by Monica Mason and Monica Parker.

In the press:

Kenneth MacMillan's choreography has been a staple of the Royal Ballet's repertory.
The Guardian

Kenneth MacMillan choreography
John B. Read set designer
Monica Mason stage director
Monica Parker stage director

Tamara Rojo (Manon)
Carlos Acosta (Des Grieux)
José Martin (Lescaut)
Christopher Saunders (Monsieur G. M.)
Laura Morera (Lescaut's mistress)
Genesia Rosato (Madame)

Movie director : Ross MacGibbon
Playlists : Love Songs, Literature and Music, Your Favorite Ballets of 2016
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genre : Ballet

Duration : 01 h 56 min
Location : Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
Production date : 2008
Production : © Opus Arte
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