MacMillan - Manon (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1285D

MacMillan - Manon (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1285D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 29th March 2019

Contents

Artists

Sarah Lamb
Vadim Muntagirov
Ryoichi Hirano
Gary Avis
Itziar Mendizabal
Kristen McNally
Thomas Whitehead
James Hay
Artists of the Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Martin Yates

Works

Massenet, Jules

Manon Ballet (orch. Martin Yates)

Artists

Sarah Lamb
Vadim Muntagirov
Ryoichi Hirano
Gary Avis
Itziar Mendizabal
Kristen McNally
Thomas Whitehead
James Hay
Artists of the Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Martin Yates

About

Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov star as tragic lovers Manon and Des Grieux in this performance of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory.

Nicholas Georgiadis's period designs set the ballet in the contrasting worlds of Paris luxury and Louisiana swampland, while the intense emotion of MacMillan's choreography is complemented by a score drawn from Massenet's music.

The impassioned pas de deux from Manon and Des Grieux drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan's most powerful dramas.

"Kenneth Macmillan's retelling of Abbé Prévost's cautionary tale of a young man brought low by an amoral young beauty has been a mainstay of the Royal Ballet's repertoire since 1974. The current revival is vividly played and danced by some first-rate casts." - The Financial Times ★★★★★

"Vadim Muntagirov made his debut as Des Grieux, bringing puppyish longing and a beautiful, long line to the character's yearning solos. As Manon, Sarah Lamb was heart-breaking, the delicious delicacy of her early scenes replaced by an overwhelming sensual pleasure in her own power, and finally despair." - The Telegraph ★★★★★

"Irresistible..." - The Daily Express ★★★★★

Cast:
- Manon: Sarah Lamb
- Des Grieux: Vadim Muntagirov
- Lescaut: Ryoichi Hirano
- Monsieur G.M.: Gary Avis
- Lesacut' Mistress: Itziar Mendizabal
- Madame: Kristen McNally
- The Gaoler: Thomas Whitehead
- Beggar Chief: James Hay

Extra features:
- An Introduction
- Creating the Courtesans
- Darcey Bussell interviews Deborah MacMillan

Running time: 133 minutes
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 & DTS Digital Surround 5.1

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