Posted 18 May 2003 - 02:20 PM
I was going to post a reply earlier, but I finally didn't have the time to. The story is based on the novel Manon Lescaut, the music is by Massenet. It's interesting, because yesterday, I went to see a "Passeport" for Manon at the Opera. They show us like a practice session, and there, it was Delphine Moussin and Hervé Moreau, both Premiers Danseurs (soloists) who were rehearsing with Patricia Ruanne. They were doing the pas de deux from Act I when he is writing to his father. The choreography is very interesting with a lot of good promenades and portés. I can't remember the rest of it, I saw it, but it was a while ago. And it's also interesting to see how they work and the advice given by Patricia Ruanne. I remember that I was meant to see Sylvie Guillem and Laurent Hilaire in it, but she was injured, so I didn't get to see them. I was a bit disappointed, but it was still a good show.