ROH: Manon

Certificate
As
Duration
155 minutes

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbe Prevost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elegie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux 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.

The performance lasts about 2 hours 35 minutes, including two intervals.

Adult tickets: £20.00
Concession tickets: £15.00
Child tickets: £15.00
Royal Box tickets: £20.00