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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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I wore suit with an open neck. Hey, anything but blue jeans!.
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The opera house was very warm. Don't wear anything heavy.
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21 stars
attended Jun 25 2009

Choreographed in the mid-70's by Kenneth MacMillan for the Royal Ballet, Manon features fresh classical choreography with emotion-laden innovative pas de deux. It feels new even 30 years after its creation. It creates the atmosphere and portrays...continued

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attended Jun 26 2009

Absolutely lovely! The combination of dance, sceneary, and costume is brilliant! I have seen several ballet companies, and the Royal Ballet is the best!!

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“Astonishing…theatrical vitality. With Manon, The Royal Ballet triumphantly demonstrates that it remains one of the world’s great companies.” —New York Times

Description

A cautionary tale full of deadly sins, the ballet follows a beautiful young woman whose plan to run away with a handsome student—and with money stolen from her would-be suitor—ultimately turns disastrous. Whisking its doomed lovers from a moonlit Parisian courtyard to a high-society brothel and finally to the gritty streets and swamps of New Orleans, Manon “remains an irresistible combination of immorality, opulence, suffering, and tears” (Financial Times).

Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan

Music by Jules Massenet

Principal Casting (subject to change):

Thu., June 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta

 

Fri., June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg

 

Sat., June 27 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)

Roberta Marquez and David Makhateli

 

Sun., June 28 at 1:30 p.m. (mat.)

Mara Galeazzi and Edward Watson

About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.