Thursday 3rd May – ROH: Manon

7.15pm £12/£10

Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion.


MANON ; Music by Massenet ; Choreography by MacMillan ; Federico Bonelli (as Des Grieux) and Marianela Nunez (as Manon) ; Set designed by Nicholas Georgiadis ; Costume designed by Nicholas Georgiadis ; Lighting design by John B. Read ; The Royal Ballet ; At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 24 September 2014 ; Credit: Alice Pennefather / Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL ;