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Manon

Dir: Kenneth MacMillan
155mins   2018   UK   PG   

Kenneth MacMillan's source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty reflected in designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis, which depict a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. But it is Manon and Des Grieux's impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan's earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story.

Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden



Showtimes


Thu 3 May

19:15