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Casting Confirmation: Additional debuts announced for Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

Casts include Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta as Lescaut.

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

17 September 2014 at 5.57pm | 2 Comments

Update: Thiago Soares to dance the role of Lescaut on 7 October

Additional debuts have been announced for The Royal Ballet’s first production of the Season, a 40th-anniversary celebration of Kenneth MacMillan’s 20th-century classic Manon.

Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta will make his debut as Manon’s scheming brother Lescaut in addition to his performances as Des Grieux partnering Natalia Osipova as Manon. First Soloists Alexander Campbell, Bennet Gartside and Valentino Zucchetti will also make their debuts as Lescaut during the run of performances. For the performance of Manon on 7 October, the role of Lescaut will be danced by Principal Artist Thiago Soares.

First Soloist Yuhui Choe will make her debut as Lescaut's Mistress and Soloist Thomas Whitehead will make his debut as Monsieur G.M..

The debuts of Natalia Osipova, Melissa Hamilton and Francesca Hayward in the title role have already been announced. As have those of Vadim Muntagirov and Matthew Golding as Des Grieux.

Full details of dates and ticket availability can be found here.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Why is this this further casting confirmation not accompanied with their performance dates anywhere?

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 26 September 2014 at 7:02pm

      Hi KJ

      The dates are visible both on the production page and on the pages for individual dancers - just follow the links.

      Hope that helps.

      Best

      Ellen

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