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Articles tagged with "Abbé Prévost"

Ballet Essentials: Kenneth MacMillan's Manon

30 March 2018

A quick guide to MacMillan’s passionate ballet with a captivating heroine at its heart.

Why Manon Lescaut launched Puccini into operatic stardom

6 December 2016

After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.

Contemporary truths in Manon Lescaut: a powerful glimpse into modern slavery

25 November 2016

Puccini’s opera offers a rare and nuanced glimpse into exploitation and the complexities of one woman’s indecision between servitude and freedom.

Making Manon: How MacMillan fused two ballerinas' styles in one role

16 September 2014

One of ballet's most iconic roles contains elements of both Antoinette Sibley and Jennifer Penney.

Who was Abbé Prévost?

16 June 2014

The man who created Manon Lescaut was, like his heroine, full of contradictions.

10 operas adapted from books: From page to stage


23 April 2014

Literature has long provided composers with inspiration.