Royal Ballet


In Cinemas 14, 15, 16 & 19 Nov 2014
Martin Yates
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Marianela Núñez , Federico Bonelli
Jules Massenet
Kenneth MacMillan
Nicholas Georgiadis
approx. 3h, including 2 intervals
Captured live from Covent Garden, London 16 Oct 2014

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.

Royal Ballet

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. 

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