MacMillan - Manon (DVD)
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Label: Opus Arte
Cat No: OA1285D
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th March 2019
Artists of the Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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 ★★★★★
- 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
- 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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