Music John Neumeier
Choreography Frédéric Chopin
Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Margeurite), Edvin Revazov (Armand), Andrei Merkuriev (Monsieur Duval), Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lescaut), Semyon Chudin (Des Grieux)
At  a  theatre  performance  of  ‘Manon  Lescaut’,  the  young  and  naive  Armand  is  utterly  captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love.
Alexandre  Dumas  fils’s  novel  comes  to  life  on  the  Bolshoi  stage,  with  prima  Svetlana  Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.
Captured live on Dec 6, 2015

The program will be preceded by a 20 minute “pre-­show” which includes views of Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre, interviews with dancers, and the season trailer.

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