Manon Lescaut’s only assets are her youth and her beauty. She and the student Des Grieux fall in love and elope. Their relationship endures poverty, unpleasant rich men appear, and a vulnerable person’s morality is tested. It is a destructive drama, abounding in lies, followed by deceit and murder. But the love of the ill-fated couple only grows stronger, and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s beautiful choreography never ceases to move the spectator.
Performed between May 26 and September 28, 2023.