DON QUIXOTE

Ballet by Ludwig Minkus

Duration 2:30 Intermission 1
DON QUIXOTE

Synopsis

Scene I
Barcelona. In the square in front of Lorenzo’s inn there is a merry-making. Among the young people is his daughter – the playful Kitri. Here is also the barber Basilio, who is in love with her. Lorenzo doesn’t like the poor suitor. He favours more the rich Gamache, who wants to marry Kitri. The crowd welcomes the street dancer Carmencita and the toreador Espada. The appearance of the knight Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza evokes a common astonishment. Don Quixote is struck by Kitri’s beauty, in which he sees the gorgeous Dulcinea from his dreams.

Scene II
Kitri and Basilio have run away from Lorenzo and Gamache. By chance they find themselves in a gypsy camp. Soon there appears Don Quixote too, who starts a fight against his imaginary enemies.

Scene III
Don Quixote’s dream. He is in the world of the dryads, among who he sees Kitri in the face of the beautiful Dulcinea.

Scene IV
In the inn everybody is having a good time. Here are Kitri and Basilio. There comes Lorenzo, who again declares categorically his will: his daughter Kitri must marry Gamache. Basilio acts out a scene of suicide. Kitri implores Don Quixote to persuade her father to meet Basilio’s dying request – to bless their love. When Lorenzo fulfils his daughter’s wish, all of a sudden Basilio “comes back to life”.

Scene V
The wedding of Kitri and Basilio. Don Quixote occupies the place of honour among the guests. The noble knight wishes the young couple happiness and wends his way again.

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Music

Ludwig Minkus
Composer

Ludwig Minkus

11.03.2022 / 19:00

Venera Hristova
MERCÉDÈS

Venera Hristova

Tsetso Ivanov
Еspada

Tsetso Ivanov

Amanda Roha
Queen of the Dryads

Amanda Roha

Polina Ivanova
Red Ballet Skirt, Girlfriend

Polina Ivanova

Vyara Ivancheva
Girlfriend

Vyara Ivancheva

Bogomil Menchise
Toreador

Bogomil Menchise

Georgi Banchev
Toreador

Georgi Banchev

Mattew Wittle
Don Quixote

Mattew Wittle

Zahari Georgiev
Sancho Panza

Zahari Georgiev

Ivan Shopov
Gamach

Ivan Shopov

Irina Zheleva
The Gypsy

Irina Zheleva

Rumen Bonev
Gypsy

Rumen Bonev

Marina Marinova
The Pub

Marina Marinova

Georgi Asparuhov
The Innkeeper

Georgi Asparuhov

13.03.2022 / 19:00

Venera Hristova
MERCÉDÈS

Venera Hristova

Tsetso Ivanov
Еspada

Tsetso Ivanov

Ivanina Ivanova
Queen of the Dryads

Ivanina Ivanova

Polina Ivanova
Red Ballet Skirt, Girlfriend

Polina Ivanova

Vyara Ivancheva
Girlfriend

Vyara Ivancheva

Bogomil Menchise
Toreador

Bogomil Menchise

Georgi Banchev
Toreador

Georgi Banchev

Mattew Wittle
Don Quixote

Mattew Wittle

Zahari Georgiev
Sancho Panza

Zahari Georgiev

Ivan Shopov
Gamach

Ivan Shopov

Irina Zheleva
The Gypsy

Irina Zheleva

Rumen Bonev
Gypsy

Rumen Bonev

Marina Marinova
The Pub

Marina Marinova

Georgi Asparuhov
The Innkeeper

Georgi Asparuhov

Production team:

Marius Petipa
Choreography

Marius Petipa

Peter Lukanov
Editing

Peter Lukanov

Boris Spasov
Conductor

Boris Spasov

Tsvetanka Petkova-Stoynova
Costume designer

Tsvetanka Petkova-Stoynova

Ivan Popov
Decor artist

Ivan Popov

Alexandar Alexandrov
Ballet artistic director

Alexandar Alexandrov

Vladimir Gortchakov
Stage Manager

Vladimir Gortchakov

Maria Ilieva
Ballet-master

Maria Ilieva

Yasen Valchanov
Ballet-master

Yasen Valchanov

Trifon Mitev
Ballet-master

Trifon Mitev

Ivanka Kasabova
Ballet-master

Ivanka Kasabova

Aleksandra Ivanova
Co-repetiteur

Aleksandra Ivanova

Yuliana Idesman
Co-repetiteur

Yuliana Idesman