West Australian Ballet

Don Quixote

  • Friday 07 July 2017 7:00 pm
Run Time 130 minutes inc interval
Presented By BREC

Lose yourself on a journey of lust, madness, and tales of gallantry in Don Quixote.

A ballet soaked in Spanish flair, Don Quixote is a bright and colourful classic packed full with the best that ballet has to offer. This traditional ballet was adapted from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.Originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and first performed in Russia in 1869.

Directed by Australia’s own prima ballerina, Lucette Aldous has revitalised this much loved classic with bright and fresh choreography, paired with colourful costumes and a sumptuous score played by West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Production Credits
Choreographer: Lucette Aldous after Marius Petipa
Sets & Costumes: Allan Lees OAM
Lighting designer: Jon Buswell
Re-staging: Sandy Delasalle-Scannella, Craig Lord-Sole, Cédric Ygnace
Composer: Ludwig Minkus
Arranger: John Lanchbery

Don Quixote is lost in a dream inspired by the stories of gallantry and chivalrous ideals touted in the books he compulsively reads. He wakes from his sleep, but the line between fantasy and reality has become blurred – he has lost his reason …