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Don Quixote

WORLD PREMIERE

December 26th 1869, Bolshoi Theater Moscow, Russia
Music: Ludwig Minkus
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December 14th 1869, Bolshói Imperial Theater Moscow, Russia
Choreography and libretto: Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
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PREMIERE BALLET NACIONAL SODRE

1952, Don Quixote Gran Pas de Deux
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Orchestra director: Robert Zeller

REVIVALS

1962, Don Quixote Gran Pas de Deux
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Anatole Obukho¬
Orchestra Director: Juan Protasi

1963, Don Quixote Gran Pas de Deux
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Original choreography: Anatole Boukho¬ff

1978, Don Quixote Pas de Deux
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

1983, Don Quixote Pas de Deux
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

1984, Don Quixote Pas de Deux
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa

1987,
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Gorsky, Galstian
Orchestra director: Paolo Rigolin

1988,
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Gorsky, Galstian
Orchestra director: Valentín Kozhin (grabación)

1989
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Alejandro Godoy

1990
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Gorsky, Galstian

1995
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: MariusPetipa

1997
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Vilen Galastián, Alejandro Godoy.
Orchestra director: Fernando Condon

1999
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Vilen Galastián, Alejandro Godoy

2000
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Vilen Galastián
Revival : Alejandro Godoy

2007
Choreography: Alejandro Godoy

2009, Escena de las dríadas y Grand pas de Don Quijote
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky
Revival: Alejandro Godoy

Argumento

Inspired by his love of reading chivalry novels, Don Quixote decides to go in search of his own adventures and appoints his faithful friend Sancho Panza as a squire.

Act I 

In the village there is a great party. Kitri, the daughter of innkeeper Lorenzo, flirts with barber Basilio, with whom she is in love against her father’s will, as he intends to marry her to Gamache, the rich man of the town. This is when Don Quixote and Sancho arrive. When he sees Kitri, Don Quixote believes that she is Dulcinea, the imaginary owner of his heart. Among so much confusion, Basilio and Kitri take this opportunity to run away. When the innkeeper and guests realize this, they set off in their pursuit.

Act II

Scene I

In their flight, Kitri and Basilio arrive at a gypsy camp. Her father, furious and desperate, also arrives at the camp. At one point, a storm breaks and Don Quixote, in his delirium, mistakes the windmills for threatening giants. He assaults them, is entangled in their sails and falls to the ground into a deep sleep.

Scene II

In his crazy fantasy, Don Quixote is guided by Cupid to enter the wonderful kingdom of the Dryads. When he sees them dancing, he recognizes Kitri among them, already converted into Dulcinea, his great love. When Sancho awakens him and he revives, he realizes that they must continue their journey.

Scene III

In their epic flight, Kitri and Basilio arrive at the tavern, where they have great fun and celebrate their love with their friends. They are found by Kitri’s father, who wishes to announce the wedding of his daughter with Gamache. In his despair, the poor Basilio stabs himself. Seeing his daughter suffer, he agrees to bless this tragic love. In doing so, Basilio stops pretending he is dead and celebrates the acceptance of Kitri’s father with all.

Act III 

Thanks to the intervention of Don Quixote in favor of lovers, the priest of the village finally gives his blessing to Kitri’s and Basilio’s love for the joy of all their friends, who in a great final dance say goodbye to the famous adventurers.