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L'histoire de Manon

<EM>L’histoire de Manon</EM>Choreography: Kenneth Macmillan Ballet de l’Op&eacute;ra National de Paris
L'histoire de Manon
Choreography: Kenneth Macmillan
Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris
L'histoire de Manon : Paris Opera Ballet
PARIS  •  Palais Garnier  •  Ongoing

L'histoire de Manon
Ballet in Three Acts

A modern classic based on the Abbé Prévost's Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut, the story of the ambitious courtesan was one of MacMillan's greatest successes. In Regency Paris, bourgeois society gorges itself on luxury and easy pleasures. Carried off in this whirlwind, Manon is unable to resist temptation and she drags the faithful Des Grieux with her in her fall. The choreographer constructs his ballet on a mosaic of extracts from Massenet finding in the music the drama and romanticism necessary for this grand fresco in dance.

Music: Jules Massenet 
Arrangements and orchestration: Martin Yates:
Choreography and staging: Kenneth Macmillan
Sets and costumes: Nicholas Georgiadis 
Hans-Äke Sjöquist: Lighting

Etoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet
Paris Opera Orchestra
Koen Kessels, conductor

Opéra National de Paris Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Palais Garnier
Place de l'Opera
75001 Paris
Tel: (33) 1 4473 13 99

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