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Thursday
03
MAY

ROH: Manon

19:15
22:15
Light Cinema Cambridge
Event organized by Light Cinema Cambridge

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Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love.

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty.