Torn between her desire for a life of splendor and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the brash and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price.
In this adaptation of the novel by Abbé Prévost, Kenneth MacMillan shows himself at his best. His acute insight into human psychology and his masterfully narrated choreography are fully expressed in the impassioned duets of the central couple, burning with intense and urgent desire. The heroine's struggle to escape poverty makes Manon one of the most dramatic and crushing ballet pieces, highlighted by Nicholas Georgiadis' evocative designs that reflect the contradiction of Manon's impoverished origins and the world of opulence to which she has come so far. desires. The 2023/2024 season will celebrate Nicholas Georgiadis' centenary.
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