L'Histoire de Manon - Ballet - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

  • Ballet

    L'Histoire de Manon

    Kenneth MacMillan

    Palais Garnier - from 19 June to 15 July 2023

    Julien Benhamon / OnP

See all informations

L'Histoire de Manon

Palais Garnier - from 19 June to 15 July 2023

L'Histoire de Manon

Ballet Kenneth MacMillan

Palais Garnier - from 19 June to 15 July 2023

2h35 with 2 intervals

  • Pre‑opening for the young : 19 June 2022 at 19:30

    Opening night : 20 June 2023 at 19:30

About

In few words:

Inspired by Abbé Prévost’s mythical heroes, in L'histoire de Manon Kenneth MacMillan expresses his fascination for dramatic subjects and characters who have fallen from grace. Faithful to the plot of the celebrated 18th century novel, he reiterates the tragic story of this sensual yet ingenuous character, both victim of and responsible for her fate. In Regency Paris, bourgeois society revels in luxury and easy pleasures. Carried away on this hedonistic whirlwind, Manon cannot resist temptation, bringing the faithful Des Grieux down with her in her fall. The choreography is constructed on a mosaic of extracts from music by Massenet, providing all the theatricality, freshness and romanticism demanded by this great danced fresco. Crowded ballroom scenes give way to sublime pas de deux until the ballet’s tragic end.

  • Opening
  • First part 45 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Second part 45 mn
  • Intermission 20 mn
  • Third part 25 mn
  • End

Composer: Jules Massenet

3 min

Discover

Composer: Jules Massenet
  • L’Histoire de Manon

    Ballet in three acts

    After L’Abbé Prévost L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut

    • Conductor :

      Pierre Dumoussaud

    • Arrangements and orchestration :

      Martin Yates

    • Choreography :

      Kenneth MacMillan

    • Director :

      Kenneth MacMillan

    • Set design and Costume design :

      Nicholas Georgidias

    • Lighting design :

      John B. Read

Performances

Available in audiodescription

Advantages

Full

Available in audiodescription

Advantages

Full

Whether you’re a member of Arop or not, the friends of the Opera can reserve seats for you on all performance dates, including those not yet open for sale and those announced as sold out.

Find this show in the following subscriptions

  • Abonnement libre

    -5 to -10%

    From 4 performances to chose from the program

    Discount on a selection of categories

    Read more
  • The Arop Subscriptions

    Exclusive services

    Read more

Back to top