Their annual Ballet Tour in the UK is always a joy to behold and highly anticipated.
From the rich and ancient culture of Astrakhan on the banks of the Volga River, the renowned and highly acclaimed Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back with a new vibrant, stunning enchanting ballet production, which will captivate and delight the whole family.
Don Quixote – a wonderfully entertaining ballet.
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Don Quixote is a ballet based on episodes from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes.
But most of all, he dreams of his beloved Dulcinea, a woman that he believes to be so lovely and noble that she must be divine. His reveries are of their romantic adventures.
As he approaches the windmills he can no longer see the moon and thinks that evil magicians have hidden his beloved mistress. So, spear in hand, he tilts at the sails of the windmill, which he mistakes for a giant!
Don Quixote has recently made headlines in various newspapers –
Don Quixote, from the novel of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes, topped a poll of literary characters whose names we struggle to say correctly.
Considered to be one of literature’s greatest ever works, Don Quixote proves to be a difficult name to get right as it was voted the number one most commonly mispronounced name by 44% of those surveyed.
It should be pronounced “Don-Key-Hoh-Tee”, not “Don Quicks-Oat”.
However, don’t miss out this wonderfully entertaining ballet as Don Quixote has all the elements of the great classical ballets: emotion, drama and unforgettable characters.
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