News: Royal Ballet star Melissa Hamilton takes on Manon

Friday 3 October 2014 by Lucie Sheppard

Since joining The Royal Ballet in 2007, Melissa Hamilton has risen through the ranks and is now a First Soloist. She makes her debut as Manon this month (13th October) at The Royal Opera House. Hamilton talks about her approach to this complex role, and how her hard graft got her there.

“I lived in a little bubble in Covent Garden… and in the summer I’d only take one week off, then go back to the studio and practise on my own.”

“You need to have had a certain amount of experience both on and off stage to do this role well… Now I’m at a point in my own life where I’m ready to grasp Manon.”

Read the full article in the Independent, 28 September.

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