Manon Blu-ray (The Royal Ballet) 2018


  • Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov star as tragic lovers Manon and Des Grieux in this performance of Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory. Nicholas Georgiadis's period designs set the ballet in the contrasting worlds of Paris luxury and Louisiana swampland, while the intense emotion of MacMillan's choreography is complemented by a score drawn from Massenet's music.

    Also available on DVD

    Manon: Sarah Lamb
    Des Grieux: Vadim Muntagirov
    Lescaut: Ryoichi Mirano
    Monsieur G.M: Gary Avis
    Lescaut's Mistress: Itziar Mendizabal
    Madame: Kristen McNally
    The Gaoler: Thomas Whitehead
    Beggar Chief: James Hay
    Artists of the Royal Ballet

    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Conductor: Martin Yates
    Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
    Music: Jules Massenet
    Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis

    Extras: An Introduction; Creating the Courtesans; Darcey Bussell interviews Deborah MacMillan

    Picture: 16:9 
    Sounds: PCM 2.0 & DTS Master Audio 5.1
    Format: Blu-ray
    Region Code: All Regions
    Running Time: 133 mins
    Year: 2018

  • "a signature classic of the Covent Garden repertory" The Times

    "By Act 2, there was an aloofness about Lamb’s Manon that was chilling, especially the icy glint in her eye as she snubs des Grieux... Vadim Muntagirov was her noble, but impoverished chevalier, moving with eloquent fluidity and a sensitive partner to Lamb throughout... Ryoichi Hirano was fabulous as Lescaut, displaying a wide range of emotions, painfully funny in his drunken pas de deux with his unamused mistress, the delicious Itziar Mendizabal." BachTrack