Don Quixote – Encore Screening
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Mon 25 Feb, 7.15pm
Encore Screening from The Royal Opera House.
Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.
Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honour of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.
Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Arranged and Orchestrated by: Martin Yates
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Friends of the Grove Theatre (available online; 2 discounted tickets for Gold members and 4 for Platinum members – enter maximum amount of tickets required per membership type into basket as Standard) £2.50 off
Concessions £2 off
Wheelchair Users (cannot be booked online; please call Box Office) £2 off
Picture captioncredit: Artists of The Royal Ballet in
Don Quixote ©ROHJohan Persson, 2013