World premiere: ROH Ballet, Covent Garden, March 7, 1974.

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes.

Supported by
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis
Lighting Designer: John B. Read

Music orchestrated by Martin Yates (2011),
originally compiled by Leighton Lucas with the collaboration of Hilda Gaunt

Cast:

Manon — Marianela Núñez (6/20), Lauren Cuthbertson (6/21, 1 p.m.),
Sarah Lamb (6/21, 7 p.m.), Natalia Osipova (6/22)
Des Grieux — Federico Bonelli (6/20), Matthew Golding (6/21, 1 p.m.), Steven Mcrae (6/21, 7 p.m.), Carlos Acosta (6/22)
Lescaut — Thiago Soares (6/20), Ryoichi Hirano (6/21, 1 p.m.), Alexander Campbell (6/21, 7 p.m.; 6/22)
Monsieur G.M. — Christopher Saunders (6/20; 6/22), Gary Avis (6/21, 1 & 7 p.m.)
Lescaut’s Mistress — Laura Morera (6/20), Claire Calvert (6/21, 1 p.m.), Helen Crawford (6/21, 7 p.m.; 6/22)
Madame — Genesia Rosato (6/20; 6/22), Kristen Mcnally (6/21, 1& 7 p.m.)
The Gaoler — Gary Avis (6/20; 6/22), Thomas Whitehead (6/21, 1 p.m.), Eric Underwood (6/21, 7 p.m.)
Beggar Chief — James Hay (6/20, 6/22), Paul Kay (6/21, 1& 7 p.m.)
Courtesans — Yuhui Choe, Hikaru Kobayashi, Olivia Cowley, Kristen McNally (6/20; 6/22),
Melissa Hamilton, Laura Mcculloch, Olivia Cowley, Lara Turk (6/21, 1 & 7 p.m.)
Gentlemen — Valery Hristov, Kenta Kura, Valentiono Zucchetti
Clients — Alastair Marriott, Erico Montes, Philip Mosley, Andrej Uspenski, Thomas Whitehead (6/20; 6/22),
Jonathan Howells, Erico Montes, Andrej Uspenski, Eric Underwood, James Wilkie (6/21, 1 p.m.),
Ryoichi Hirano, Jonathan Howells, Erico Montes, Andrej Uspenski, James Wilkie (6/21, 7 p.m.)
Old Gentleman — Jonathan Howells (6/20; 6/22), Philip Mosley (6/21, 1 p.m.), Alastair Marriott (6/21, 7 p.m.)

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra

Conductor — Martin Yates


Royal Ballet touring partners

Lauren Cuthbertson in the title part.
Photo by Bill Cooper.
Sarah Lamb as Manon. Rupert Pennefather as De Grieux.
Photo by Bill Cooper.
Sarah Lamb as Manon. Rupert Pennefather as De Grieux.
Photo by Bill Cooper.