Monday, 9 May 2011


The curtain went down tonight on a dramatic performance of the ballet Manon, at The Royal Opera House.

The choreography was breathtaking and defied belief.  Tamara Rojo seemed to dance effortlessly partnered by Carlos Acosta.  The stage and costume design set the uneasy atmosphere of the story.  Dark, tarnished or tattered in an earthy to scarlet colour palette.  The principal dancers wore flourishes of intense colour and embellishment.