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Mikhailovsky Ballet
Don Quixote

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Venue: Segerstrom Hall Tickets start at $29.00

Overview

CENTER PREMIERE

St. Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Ballet and Orchestra returns with a Center Premiere of the dazzling Don Quixote. Colorful, vibrant, virtuosic and comical: all apt descriptives for the beloved Don Quixote, but none can fully convey the sense of pure joy that the ballet arouses in the audience. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ sweeping tale of romance and chivalry, the knight-errant of la Mancha, Don Quixote, and his devoted squire, Sancho Panza, are positively heroic when it comes to aiding the spirited village maiden Kitri and her charming amour, the besotted barber Basilio. From the bravura dancing of the fiery toreador Espada to the colorful caravan of gypsies, the stage explodes with one show-stopping performance after another, with gravity-defying leaps and spins in this feast of choreographic fireworks.

Ivan Vasiliev, principal dancer with the Mikhailovsky Ballet performs the role of Basilio in the evening performances on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, and principal dancer Victor Lebedev performs as Basilio in the matinees on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.

Music: Ludwig Minkus, performed by the Mikhailovsky Orchestra
Libretto: Marius Petipa, based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes
Choreography: Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Overall choreographic revision and staging: Mikhail Messerer
Additional choreography: Nina Anisimova, Igor Belsky, Robert Gerbek, Kasyan Goleizovsky,
    and Fyodor Lopukhov
Stage Designer: Vyacheslav Okunev
Costume Designer: Alla Marusina
Lighting Designer: Alexander Kibitkin

Don Quixote is presented with special underwriting from Connie and Peter Spenuzza.

Principal Casting

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Kitri – Angelina Vorontsova
Basilio – Ivan Vasiliev
Espada – Alexander Omar
Street Dancer – Ella Persson
Queen of the Dryads – Svetlana Bednenko

Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Kitri – Anastasia Soboleva
Basilio – Victor Lebedev
Espada – Philip Hedges
Street Dancer – Valeria Zapasnikova
Queen of the Dryads – Svetlana Bednenko

Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Kitri – Angelina Vorontsova
Basilio – Ivan Vasiliev
Espada – Alexander Omar
Street Dancer – Ella Persson
Queen of the Dryads – Andrea Laššáková

Sunday, November 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Kitri – Anastasia Soboleva
Basilio – Victor Lebedev
Espada – Adrian Mitchell
Street Dancer – Valeria Zapasnikova
Queen of the Dryads – Svetlana Bednenko

Running time (approximate): 2 hours and 50 minutes

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