Manon

Ballet: Work details

Choreographer: Kenneth MacMillan
Composer: Jules Massenet
Music title: La Vierge (1880); Elegie, Op. 10 No. 5; Il pluvait (1871); Le Cid (1885); Esclarmonde (1889); Griséldis (1901); Thaïs (1894); Éve (1875) – Malédiction; Poème pastoral (1872) – ‘Crépuscule’; Ariane (1906); Thérèse (1907); Cendrillon (1899); Cléopâtre (1914); Don Quichotte (1910); Bacchus (1909); Le Roi de Lahore (1877); La Navarraise (1894); Sapho (1897 rev. 1909)
Orchestrator: Leighton Lucas
Orchestrator: Hilda Gaunt
Work definition: Ballet in three acts
Based on: Based on the novel 'L'Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut' by Abbé Prévost
Notes: In addition to the listed titles, the music includes various songs and orchestral pieces.
World premiere: 7 March 1974, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
ROH premiere: 7 March 1974, The Royal Ballet
ROH company premiere: 7 March 1974, The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Manon (1974) The Royal Ballet (184 performances online)