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.





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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with the Grimaldi Forum





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