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L'Histoire de Manon: Paris Opera Ballet

About the Event

Kenneth MacMillan constructs his three‐act ballet, L'Histoire de Manon, on a mosaic of extracts from Massenet, finding in the music the drama and romanticism necessary for this grand fresco in dance.

Inspired by L'Abbé Prévost’s legendary heroes, the choreographer reconstructs the tragic story of the sensual yet naïve creature who is more victim than architect of her own fate. In Regency Paris, bourgeois society gorges itself on luxury and easy pleasures.

Jules Massenet, Music
Martin Yates, Arrangements and orchestration
Kenneth Macmillan, Choreography and staging
Nicholas Georgiadis, Sets and costumes
John B. Read, Lighting

Etoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet
Paris Opera Orchestra
Martin Yates, Conductor

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    Jun 2012

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    May 2012

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