Season 2017/2018

Don Chisciotte

Conductor

David Garforth

Choreography

Laurent Hilaire

inspired by original version for the American Ballet Theatre by

Mikhail Baryshnikov

after

Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky

Choreographer collaborator

Yury Vasilkov

Set designers

Vladimir Radunsky and A. J. Weissbard

Costume designer

Vladimir Radunsky

Lighting designer

A. J. Weissbard

Assistant Choreographers

Patricia Ruanne and Gillian Whittingham


Cast

Kitri
Iana Salenko
15, 16, 17 / Susanna Salvi 18 (15.00), 21, 23 / Rebecca Bianchi 18 (20.00), 19, 22

Basilio
Isaac Hernández
15, 16, 17 / Alessio Rezza 18 (15.00), 21, 23 / Angelo Greco 18 (20.00), 19, 22

 

 

Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists and Corps de Ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

New production


Plot

Prologue

Driven by the vision of Dulcinea, the tarnished, yet inspired, Don Quixote begins his adventures with his trusty squire Sancho Panza in tow.

Act I

Sevilla. Kitri, Lorenzo’s daughter, is in love with Basilio. Much to her chagrin, she learns of her father’s plans to marryher to Gamache, a foppish nobleman. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza enter the village, causing great commotion. Noticing Kitri, Don Quixote wonders if he has, at last, found hisDulcinea. At the height of merriment, Kitri and Basilio, aided by their friends, Espada and Mercedes, sneak off followed by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Gamache and Lorenzo attempt to pursue the young couple.

Act II

Scene I

Gypsy Camp. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza discover the fleeing couple in a friendly gypsy camp. All are inspired by the romance of the night. As the vision ofDulcinea appears to him, Don Quixote realizes Kitri is not his “ideal”, but indeed belongs with Basilio. Suddenly the wind gains momentum. Don Quixote foolishly attacks a windmill,believing it to be a giant threatening Dulcinea’s safety. Failing miserably, he collapses into a deep sleep.

Act II

Scene II

The Dream. Don Quixote has an enchanted dream of beautiful maidens in which the image of Kitri symbolizes his Dulcinea.

Act II

Scene III

Sunrise. Lorenzo and Gamache interrupt Don Quixote’s dream. Sympathetic to the plight of the young lovers,Don Quixote attempts to lead Lorenzo and Gamache astray.

Act II

Scene IV

A Tavern. Finally discovered, Kitri is forced by Lorenzo to accept the attentions of Gamache. The thwarted Basilio commits “suicide”. Upon learning of the farce, Kitri implores Don Quixote to persuade Lorenzo to wed her to the “corpse”. Instantly Basilio comes to “life”! Triumphantly, Kitri leaves to prepare for marriage while Don Quixote and Basilio salute Lorenzo and Gamache for stoically accepting theinevitable.
Act III

The Wedding. The village celebrates the marriage. Don Quixote congratulates the couple, bids them a warm “farewell”, and resumes his ever-lasting adventures.

Where

Teatro Costanzi

More info

Dates

First performance

  • Wednesday
    15
    Nov
    HOURS 19:00 Round a

The replicas

  • Thursday
    16
    Nov
    HOURS 20:00 Round b
  • Friday
    17
    Nov
    HOURS 20:00 Round c
  • Saturday
    18
    Nov
    HOURS 15:00 Round d
  • Saturday
    18
    Nov
    HOURS 20:00
  • Sunday
    19
    Nov
    HOURS 16:30 Round e
  • Tuesday
    21
    Nov
    HOURS 20:00 Round f
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  • Wednesday
    22
    Nov
    HOURS 20:00
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  • Thursday
    23
    Nov
    HOURS 20:00
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The performance of November 15, will be broadcast on

Rai 5

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