Manon Digital Programme
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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: 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
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
Antoinette Sibley, Alessandra Ferri, Viviana Durante, Darcey Bussell and Melissa Hamilton speak to us in the ballet’s 40th anniversary year.
MacMillan and the creation of the ballet
Manon was MacMillan's second three-act ballet as Director of The Royal Ballet
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
Production photographs of The Royal Ballet in performances of Manon
The choreographer's wife talks about their relationship, his career and his creative process.
A full synopsis of this production
Full cinema cast 16 October 2014
The full cinema cast for Manon
Watch: Zenaida Yanowsky on performing the role of Manon
Principal Zenaida Yanowsky on performing the role of Manon
Sir Kenneth MacMillan
A look at the work of Kenneth MacMillan, one of ballet's greatest storytellers
Designer Nicholas Georgiadis
The designer of many ballets for MacMillan and The Royal Ballet, including Manon, Mayerling and The Prince of the Pagodas, Nicholas Georgiadis left a lasting legacy in ballet design
Passionate pas de deux
Since its premiere in 1974, MacMillan's ballet has been a hugely popular work in the Royal Ballet repertory. Here are a few of the most memorable moments in the ballet's 40-year history.
Production team, Conductor and Principal dancers for this Season's performances
Performances, screenings, timings and Royal Ballet staff