Tonight on BBC4 you can catch a special treat – The Royal Ballet’s Manon with Tamara Rojo as Manon and Carlos Acosta as Des Grieux.
I was at the recording of this performance and can vouch for it being a great one !
Duration – 120 minutes. 8062392
BBC4 says :
The Royal Ballet perform a production of Manon, starring Tamara Rojo in the title role with the world-famous dancer Carlos Acosta as her lover Des Grieux.
In decadent 18th century Paris, the young, beautiful and naive Manon is torn between a life of privilege and luxury with the wealthy Monsieur GM or love with the poor student Des Grieux.
Manon has become one the Royal Ballet’s signature works since its creation by choreographer Kenneth MacMillan in 1974. This typically sumptuous production is designed by Nicholas Georgiadis and staged by Monica Mason and Monica Parker.