Starring Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev. Don Quixote is one of the most life-affirming, colorful and festive ballets. In 1869, the Moscow Bolshoi Theatre gave a première of the comic play staged by Marius Petipa to Minkus’s music, telling a story of the failed wedding of a young beauty and a rich nobleman, because of the true love of the heroine to a poor guy. In 1871, Petipa created a new version of the ballet for the première at the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre in St. Petersburg. In 1900, a new production of Don Quixote was staged by Alexander Gorsky. Gorsky kept the scenario plan and, partly, Petipa’s choreography. Gorsky organized the crowd scenes in a new way to avoid 'any symmetry'.
- Pavel Bubelnikov
- The Mikhailovsky Ballet Visiting Company
- Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky, Nina Anisimova, Igor Belsky, Robert Gerbek, Kasyan Goleizovsky, Fyodor Lopukhov
Venue Details & Map
St Martin's LaneLondonWC2N 4ES
- 0871 9110200
- Public transport:
- (3mins) Take Cranbourn Street until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.
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