Don Chisciotte

Don ChisciotteAugust 29th, 2014

From 17 September Nureyev's Don Quixote returns on stage with extraordinary guest artists! Not to be missed...

On the accessible notes of Minkus, the adventures of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza intertwine, or rather provide the pretext for a love story and an evening of sparkling ballet. From chases, tricks and disguises, the young Kitri and Basilio the barber will fulfil their dream; Don Quixote will fight the windmills and dance with his Dulcinea in the dream of an enchanted garden.

There is a hint of a comical pièce from the Commedia dell’Arte in this carefree ballet, amidst Spanish folklore, gypsy dances and the suspended candour of the Kingdom of the Dryads. Glittering and full of character, Don Quixote requires superb technique in the variations, especially in the final gran pas de deux that celebrates the triumph of love: a true test of the talent of every étoile.

Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev
Choreographic supervision: Maina Gielgud
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Conductor: Aleksander Titov
Sets: Raffaele Del Savio
Costumes: Anna Anni
Costume supervision: Irene Monti
Lights: Marco Filibeck

Guest artist
Tamara Rojo (17, 19, 24)
Ivan Vasiliev (17, 19, 24)
Natalia Osipova (22, 25, 27)
Leonid Sarafanov (22, 25, 27)