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Don Chisciotte

Rudolf Nureyev

Teatro alla Scala Production

 

From 17 to 29 September 2014

Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes intermissions included

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On the accessible notes of Minkus, the adventures of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza intertwine, or rather provide the pretext for a love story and an evening of sparkling ballet. From chases, tricks and disguises, the young Kitri and Basilio the barber will fulfil their dream; Don Quixote will fight the windmills and dance with his Dulcinea in the dream of an enchanted garden. There is a hint of a comical pièce from the Commedia dell’Arte in this carefree ballet, amidst Spanish folklore, gypsy dances and the suspended candour of the Kingdom of the Dryads. Glittering and full of character, Don Quixote requires superb technique in the variations, especially in the final gran pas de deux that celebrates the triumph of love: a true test of the talent of every étoile.

Direction 

Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev
Music
Ludwig Minkus
Orchestrazione e adattamento di John Lanchbery
Conductor
Aleksander Titov
Sets
Raffaele Del Savio
Costumes
Anna Anni
Lights
Marco Filibeck

Étoile 

Svetlana Zakharova (17, 19, 24)

Guest artists 

Natalia Osipova (25, 27, 29)
Denis Matvienko (17, 19, 24)
Leonid Sarafanov (18, 20)
Ivan Vasiliev (25, 27, 29)
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