MANON Kenneth MacMillan / Gastpiel des Stanislawski Balletts Moskau | (c) Oleg Chernous
Kenneth MacMillan – Guest performances Stanislavsky Ballet Moskau
Opernhaus Düsseldorf
Saturday, 07. February 2015
19:30 - 22:30 hours

Duration: approx. 3 hours, two intervals
18,90 - 89,70 € Abo. 50
Duration: approx. 3 hours, two intervals
This is one of the most moving and tragic love stories in world literature: the fate of Manon whose love for the Chevalier Des Grieux plunges from the greatest joy into the depths of despair. Abbé Prévost’s novel from 1731 was soon staged as a piece of musical theatre: Auber, Massenet, Puccini and Henze all wrote operas about Manon and the British ballet director Sir Kenneth MacMillan used her as the basis of one of his most famous choreographic works. Created for the Royal Ballet London in 1974, MacMillan‘s “Manon” is still regarded today as one of the masterpieces of narrative ballet and occupies a regular place in the repertoire of many great companies.

Moscow and Düsseldorf have formed a city partnership since 1992 which, in addition to intensive economic links, is sustained by cultural encounters. The first exchange of guest performances took place in the 2007/08 season, when the Ballett der Deutschen Oper am Rhein was seen in Moscow and the Stanislavsky Ballet in Düsseldorf. A visit from the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker to the Russian capital followed in 2012. Building on these previous successes, our artistic partnership is set to continue in 2015. In June 2015, the Ballett am Rhein will be presented in Moscow as one of the leading German ballet companies with Martin Schläpfer‘s choreography “7”.

The Stanislavsky Ballet can be seen at the Opernhaus Düsseldorf in February. Based at the music theatre of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko in Moscow, which regularly wins awards for both its opera and ballet productions – the theatre was recently nominated for the International Opera Award in London as “Best Opera Company” – the Stanislavsky Ballet is one the premier addresses in Russian dance. The ensemble, which is currently directed by Igor Zelensky, has worked together with John Neumeier for many years and their repertoire includes names such as Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato and Jorma Elo as well as the classical narrative ballets.
Kenneth MacMillan

Ballet in three acts

Guest performances Stanislavsky Ballet Moskau

MUSIC Jules Massenet orchestrated and adapted by Martin Yates

Musikalische Leitung Anton Grishanin
Choreographie & Inszenierung Kenneth MacMillan
Bühne & Kostüme Nicholas Georgiadis
Licht John B. Read
Choreographische Einstudierung Karl Burnett, Patricia Ruanne
Manon Anna Ol
Des Grieux Semyon Velichko
Lescaut Alexey Lyubimov
Lescauts Geliebte Valeria Mukhanova
Monsieur G.M. Stanislav Bukharaev
Sträflingsaufseher Mikhail Pukhov
Orchester Duisburger Philharmoniker


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