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Anna Hop / Ludwig Aloisius Minkus

Don Quijote

A humorous ballet inspired by the legendary novel by Miguel de Cervantes.

Anna Hop / Ludwig Aloisius Minkus

Don Quijote

The premiere

28 / 10 / 2023

The adventure of a knight-errant Don Quijote and his loyal squire Sancho Panza in a humorous ballet inspired by the legendary novel by Miguel de Cervantes.
The funny perplexities of the protagonists travelling across southern lands in the dreamy vision to save the world become an impulse to present the virtuosity of classical dance enriched with Spanish expression and temperament.

Don Quijote is one of the most famous classical ballets; witty, energetic and filled with Spanish energy. The expressive music, variety of scenes, including pantomimes and fiery dances, plenty of interesting characters and a range of emotions guarantee superb fun both for adult and younger viewers.

The first choreographic version of Don Quijote to the melodic music of Minkus was created by Marius Petipa, the forefather of the XIXth century Russian ballet, the choreographer of such music masterpieces of Piotr Tchaikovsky as Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.

Opera na Zamku

Projekt plakatu: Adam Żebrowski

About the show

Ludwig Aloisius Minkus (1826-1917)
Don Quijote
A ballet in four acts
Libretto: Marius Petipa based on the novel of Miguel de Cervantes
Choreography: Marius Petipa
The world premiere: Dec 14, 1869, Teatr Bolszoj, Moscow
The premiere: Jun 9, 1964, National Opera, Warsaw

Theatre staff
Music director Jerzy Wołosiuk  
Choreography and libretto Anna Hop
Costume design Katarzyna Rott
Scenography, multimedia and light direction Małgorzata Szabłowska
Assistant Costume designer Anna Zwiefka
Orchestra of the Opera at the Castle  
Conductor Jerzy Wołosiuk
Stage management    




Honorowy patronat Ambasady Hiszpanii