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Manon Digital Programme

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Supported by Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Photo gallery: see pictures of L'elisir d'amore

Exclusive film: a longer version of the interview broadcast live to cinemas worldwide on Thursday 16 October

Watch: Darcey Bussell in conversation with Deborah MacMillan (exclusive film)

Exclusive film: a longer version of the interview broadcast live to cinemas worldwide on Thursday 16 October

Massenet and the Manon score

Although Jules Massenet composed an opera based on the Manon story, the music for Kenneth MacMillan's ballet is an amalgamation of the composer's work. Discover more, with excerpts from a recording.

Watch: San Francisco Ballet's full 4 hour segment

Exclusive to your digital programme, watch Principals Marianella Nuñez and Federico Bonelli rehearsing the Act III final pas de deux

Watch: The Australian Ballet's full four hour segment

Exclusive to your digital programme, watch Principals Marianella Nuñez and Federico Bonelli rehearsing the Act III final pas de deux

Watch: Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli rehearsing the Act III final pas de deux

Exclusive to your digital programme, watch Principals Marianella Nuñez and Federico Bonelli rehearsing the Act III final pas de deux

Watch: The National Ballet of Canada full four hour segment

Exclusive to your digital programme, watch Principals Marianella Nuñez and Federico Bonelli rehearsing the Act III final pas de deux

Prevost life and times

Exclusive to your digital programme, watch Principals Marianella Nuñez and Federico Bonelli rehearsing the Act III final pas de deux

Casting Update: Additional debuts and changes announced for Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

Casts include Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta as Lescaut.

Watch: Melissa Hamilton and Matthew Golding in rehearsal

Melissa Hamilton and Matthew Golding rehearse the bedroom pas de deux

Manon dance highlights: Four extended pas de deux

Kenneth MacMillan constructed his dramatic ballet around four pivotal moments.

Getting Inside Manon's Head: Great dancers on one of ballet's most enigmatic roles

Gavin Plumley introduces Tchaikovsky's iconic score to Swan Lake with help from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Boris Gruzin.

MacMillan and the creation of the ballet

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Watch: Francesca Hayward on dancing the role of Manon for the first time

Soloist Francesca Hayward on dancing the role of Manon for the first time

Watch: The Royal Ballet's full 4 hour segment

Soloist Francesca Hayward on dancing the role of Manon for the first time

Manon Gallery

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Deborah MacMillan

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The Story

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Full cinema cast 16 October 2014

Gavin Plumley introduces Tchaikovsky's iconic score to Swan Lake with help from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Boris Gruzin.

Watch: Zenaida Yanowsky on performing the role of Manon

Principal Zenaida Yanowsky on performing the role of Manon

Sir Kenneth MacMillan

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Designer Nicholas Georgiadis

A video from the interval films during the live cinema broadcast of I due Foscari on 27 October 2014

Passionate pas de deux

Directed by Kasper Holten with designs by Es Devlin, starring Marius Kwiecień, Alex Esposito and Véronique Gens, buy your copy of Mozart's opera

Biographies

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A palace and a prison

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Information

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Members of the cast and creative team on the choreography and characters in Manon

Jonas Kaufmann as Des Grieux sings 'Donna non vidi mai' from Act I of Manon Lescaut.