Don Quixote - Ballet Film

Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:30PM
Sarasota Opera House

Don Quixote - Ballet Film
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From the Vienna State Ballet

Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ mock-chivalric romance about a crazy old man who believes himself to be a heroic knight-errant, and offering a flamboyant fiesta of vibrant Spanish color and classical Russian dance, Don Quixote was originally created by the master choreographer Marius Petipa, together with the composer Ludwig Minkus, for the Imperial Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow in 1869.

Almost a century later, in 1966, five years after fleeing to the West, the legendary Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev created a new version for the Vienna State Ballet.

Ballet in a prologue and three acts by Marius Petipa, after episodes from the novel of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

Approximate Running Time 2 hours and 2 minutes.