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L'histoire de Manon

Kenneth MacMillan

Ballet Company and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala


Teatro alla Scala Production

 

From 12 to 20 November 2015

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes intermissions included

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In the France of the Enlightenment, fortunes are made and lost at the speed of lightning. Manon, a captivating damsel of dangerously innocent charm, yields to the temptations of wealth and becomes corrupt and calculating. For her brother Lescaut she is a bargaining chip, for old Monsieur G.M. she is an object of desire; and for the student Des Grieux she is true and pure love. The character created by Prévost, which became popular thanks to melodrama, acquires a new and fascinating life through dance: in a wonderful example of his creativity, Kenneth MacMillan sets out the glamour and the tragedy of the leading character and creates splendid male roles, for a ballet that is exciting, real and gripping on the dramatic, psychological and choreographic planes.

Direction 

Music
Jules Massenet
Arrangement and orchestration
Martin Yates
Choreography
Kenneth MacMillan
Conductor
David Coleman
Sets and costumes
Nicholas Georgiadis

Étoiles 

Svetlana Zakharova
(12, 14, 17 Nov.)
Roberto Bolle
(12, 14, 17 Nov.)

Guest artists 

Natalia Osipova
(18, 20 Nov.)
David Hallberg
(18, 20 Nov.)
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