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Torn between her desire of a life of splendour and riches and her devotion to her true love Des Grieux, the feckless and capricious Manon pays the ultimate price.
The heroine’s struggle to escape poverty make Manon one of the most dramatic and devastating of ballets, emphasized by Nicholas Georgiadis’ evocative designs that reflect the juxtaposition between Manon’s impoverished origins and the lavish world she longs to inhabit.

This adaptation of Abbé Prévost’s novel embodies Kenneth MacMillan at his best, his acute insight into human psychology and his mastery of narrative choreography finding full expression in the impassioned duets of the central couple, visceral and urgent in their desire.

The 2023/24 Season celebrates the centenary of Nicholas Georgiadis.


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

For booking information please go here.

Cast and Creatives

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Orchestration: Martin Yates
Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting designer: Jacopo Pantani

To be confirmed

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Koen Kessels


Wed. 07 Feb, 2024


19:15 - 22:30