The Royal Ballet‘s celebration of Kenneth MacMillan’s impact on British ballet (marking the 25th anniversary of his death) will continue this spring with the revival of his tragic masterpiece of modern ballet, Manon.
The production will open at the Royal Opera House on Thursday 29 March, for a total of 16 performances, running through to Wednesday 16 May, 2018.
Manon will also be streamed to cinemas worldwide on Thursday 3 May as part of the ROH Live Cinema Season.
Adapted from the 18th-Century French novel by Abbé Prévost, Manon first premiered in 1974, quickly becoming a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory.
With music by Jules Massenet and set designs by MacMillan’s regular collaborator, Nicholas Georgiadis, Manon follows its inconstant heroine, torn between love and wealth, from the salons of Paris to the swamps of Louisiana.
The Royal Ballet’s 2018 revival will see Akane Takada make her debut in the title role, while David Hallberg, a Principal of American Ballet Theatre, will appear as a Guest Artist, dancing the role of Des Grieux.
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Image: Federico Bonelli as Des Grieux and Marianela Nuñez as Manon in Manon ©ROH 2014. Photo by Alice Pennefather