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

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

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Cast

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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