Manon a Ballet in Three Acts
The Australian Ballet
State Theatre Melbourne Australia 1994
Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon depicts the lives of libertines and the demi-monde, a group of people typified by the extravagant and at times amoral behaviour found in books like Dangerous Liaisons, where young women are routinely seduced as a game and life consists of countless affairs, drinking and gambling. Such behaviour was of course linked with the wealthy ruling class of 18th-century France.
Manon is lured by the libertine lifestyle, which in the end brings about her downfall. In Act I, she is about to enter a French convent. She ends up branded a prostitute and sent to Louisiana as a prisoner, where she dies in the arms of her lover Des Grieux. While she is forever torn between her love for Des Grieux and her desire for wealth, those around her are less torn. Her brother sells her off to the highest bidder, while others covet her beauty.
Cast: Justine Summers, Bruce Sansom, Greg Horsman, Jonathan Kelly, Helene Shields, Paul De Masson, Susan Elston, Shane Placentino, Nicole Rhodes, Jane Finnie, Delia Harrington, Linda Ridgway, Rachel Rawlins, Adrian Burnett, Robert Marshall, Stanton Welch, Roy Wilson, Damien Welch, Steven Etienne, Stephen Morgante, Josef Christianson, Muriel Carine, Gabrielle Davidson, Rachel Dougherty, Nicole Marshman, Karen Blissett, Belinda Hernandez, Narelle Forbes, Bronwyn Holley, Paula Baird, Simone Goldsmith, Holley Smart, Sacha Wakelin
Conductor - Noel Smith
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