L'Histoire de Manon by MacMillan, music by Jules Massenet

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

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Kenneth MacMillan — Choreographer
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

Program notes

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.

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Directed by:
Ross MacGibbon
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 2008
Duration: 1 h 56 min
Production: © Opus Arte
Resolution: Full HD