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Kenneth MacMillan's Manon / Yates, Royal Opera House [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 04/26/2019 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: OA BD7255D  
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Martin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Blu-ray Video:  $39.99
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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 Gerogiadis’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
Read more powerful dramas. “Kenneth MacMillan’s retelling of Abbe Prevost’s cautionary tale of a young man brought low by an amoral young beauty has been a mainstay of the Royal Ballet repertoire since 1974. The current revival is vividly played and danced by some first-rate casts.” (The Financial Times)
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Works on This Recording

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Manon by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Martin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 

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