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Work: Manon

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ComposerMassenet, Jules (1842-1912)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeDance
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A joyful gala event from The Royal Ballet in troubled times

The Royal Ballet dances Within the Golden Hour © ROH | Tristram Kenton
The whole Company exudes bravura and panache in gala programme headlined by a Zucchetti premiere and a Wheeldon classic.
****1
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MacMillan’s Manon remains as irresistible as ever

Sarah Lamb (Manon) and Vadim Muntagirov (des Grieux) © ROH | Alice Pennefather (2014)
The Royal Ballet season opens with a MacMillan favourite, his ballet adaptation of a novel more familiar for its operatic treatment. 
****1
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A fine company achievement: English National Ballet's Manon

English National Ballet in Manon © Laurent Liotardo
Jurgita Dronina impresses as the heroine in this matinee performance of Sir Kenneth MacMillan's ballet at the Coliseum. 
****1
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Cojocaru leads a fine cast in ENB's Manon

James Streeter, Alina Cojocaru, jeffrey Cirio in ENB's Manon © Laurent Liotardo
A performance that overflows with rich detailing in every role
*****
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Polina and Friends gala wins Berlin balletomanes

Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel © Yan Revazov
Organised by Berlin State Ballet audience’s darling, the principal dancer Polina Semionova, the gala Polina & Friends and its stellar cast literally left the house roaring from enthusiasm.
*****
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