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Manon DVD (The Royal Ballet)

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Kenneth MacMillan's hugely popular ballet Manon recordied in high definition. The romantic male lead is taken by the charismatic Carlos Acosta, and once again his beautiful partner is Tamara Rojo. Prévost's famous tale is set to the sensual music of Massenet and The Royal Ballet's staging is played out against the sumptuous set and costume designs of Nicholas Georgiadis.

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Music: Jules Massenet
Manon: Tamara Rojo
Des Grieux: Carlos Acosta
Lescaut: José Martin
Monsieur G.M: Christopher Saunders
Lescaut's Mistress: Laura Morera
Artist of the Royal Ballet 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Martin Yates 
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Staging: Monica Mason and Monica Parker
Designs: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting: John B.Read

Plus: Extended 'Dancing Manon' film, featuring interviews and rehearsal footage

Picture: 16:9
Sound: DTS 5.1 Surround / LPCM Stereo
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 117 + 45 mins (2 DVD)
Year: 2008

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Esther Gravel
Manon

I'll be honest. Manon by the author l'Abbé Prévost is not my favorite novel, but as a ballet, it's in my Top 5. The story is complicated about a time when the rich bought the services of the poor by exploiting them shamefully, and when they rebelled, they were thrown into prison or exiled to faraway lands. This ballet tells the story of this class struggle, a story of love, desire, prostitution, fidelity and the instinct to survive. Tamara Rojo is the perfect prima ballerina for this role and Carlos Acosta, her lover in the story, steps aside to pay tribute to Rojo's talent. Despite the sad ending, what a sublime ballet!

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Esther Gravel
Manon

I'll be honest. Manon by the author l'Abbé Prévost is not my favorite novel, but as a ballet, it's in my Top 5. The story is complicated about a time when the rich bought the services of the poor by exploiting them shamefully, and when they rebelled, they were thrown into prison or exiled to faraway lands. This ballet tells the story of this class struggle, a story of love, desire, prostitution, fidelity and the instinct to survive. Tamara Rojo is the perfect prima ballerina for this role and Carlos Acosta, her lover in the story, steps aside to pay tribute to Rojo's talent. Despite the sad ending, what a sublime ballet!