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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 22 members
Review from Goldstar Member
59 events 3 reviews

This was one of the best things I've ever seen on stage; it was like grand opera in ballet form.

reviewed Jun 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from John
39 events 33 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 26 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Dancing Always
48 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Jun 25 2009 report as inappropriate
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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

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