Manon by The London Royal Ballet at the Grimaldi Forum


    Discover “Manon” performed by the London Royal Ballet for 4 exceptional nights in June 2013 !  

    Edward Watson and Mara Galeazzi in Manon - The Royal Ballet of London

    Ballet in three acts 


    Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

    Music : Jules Massenet
    Orchestrated by : Martin Yates
    Originally compiled by: Leighton Lucas with the collaboration of Hilda Gaunt
    Designs: Nicholas Georgiadis
    Lighting design: John B. Read
    Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes



    The great British choreographer Kenneth MacMillan’s three-act ballet Manon is not just one of the great masterworks of The Royal Ballet, for whom it was created, but also now of the classical ballet repertory worldwide.


    It follows the all-consuming affair of a student, Des Grieux, for the beautiful Manon Lescaut – a story of passion, lechery, violence, devotion and tragedy.


    The dramatic choreography is virtuostic and transcendent, and not surprisingly the two central roles require exceptional dancers.


    MacMillan’s sense of detail and drama vividly evoke the atmosphere of 18th-century Paris and its underworld of poverty, dirt and degradation through a wealth of characters.


    With lavish sets and costumes, and a score – drawn from music by Massenet (though not from his opera on the same theme) – that is rich in melody and emotion, Manon is a modern classic.




    MANON by THE LONDON ROYAL BALLET - Grimaldi Forum 

    Thursday 27th June 2013, Friday 28th June 2013, 8.30 pm 

    Saturday 29th June 2013, 4 pm and 8.30 pm

    Co-production: Monaco Dance Forum and Grimaldi Forum

    With the participation of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra,
    conducted by Martin YATES.


    First performed by The Royal Ballet, London, 1974
    Original production (1974) made possible by The Linbury Trust



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