ROH Live: Don Quixote
The Royal Ballet
Production and choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa | Music: Ludwig Minkus
Arranged and orchestrated by Martin Yates | Designer: Tim Hatley
Lighting Designer: Hugh Vanstone | Conductor: Valery Ovsyanikov
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Don Quixote, based on Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel of the same name, regales the adventures of the eccentric nobleman Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, as they help to bring a vivacious young couple, Kitri and Basilio, together.
This energetic 19th-century ballet is enlivened by Ludwig Minkus’ spirited score and is a wonderful showcase for the virtuosity of The Royal Ballet’s Principal dancers. Created for The Royal Ballet a decade ago, Carlos Acosta’s exuberant production featuring Tim Hatley’s characterful designs brings the heat and romance of Cervantes’ classic novel to life.