Royal Opera House: Manon
- 2h 35min
- Directed by: Kenneth MacMillan
- UK release: 3 May 2018
Kenneth MacMillan's modern ballet is a powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love, set to music by Massenet.
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KENNETH MACMILLANS POWERFUL TELLING OF MANONAND DES GRIEUXS TRAGIC LOVE IS A MASTERPIECE OF MODERN BALLET,SET TO MUSIC BY MASSENETManons brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, butwhen Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she cant resist. Withthe Lescauts encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME:3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALSSatellite Screening
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