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Work: Don Quixote

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ComposerMinkus, Ludwig (1826-1917)
PeriodRomantic
Year1869
Work typeDance
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VilniusDon Quixote

© Martynas Aleksa
Minkus: Don Quixote
Vasily Medvedev; Martynas Rimeikis; Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre; Martynas Staškus; Andrei Voitenko; Elena Zaitseva; Levas Kleinas

TokyoDon Quixote

Don Quixote
Minkus: Don Quixote
Marius Petipa; Alexander Gorsky; The National Ballet of Japan; Alexei Baklan; Vyacheslav Okunev; Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

LondonDon Quixote

Marianela Núñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio) © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
Minkus: Don Quixote
Marius Petipa; Carlos Acosta; Royal Ballet; Martin Yates; Tim Hatley; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Marianela Núñez
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Núñez and Muntagirov light up Don Quixote

Marianela Núñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio) © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
Despite Carlos Acosta's staging of Don Quixote feeling a little tame, the Royal Ballet's star couple dazzles. 
***11
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A festive, spirited Don Quixote opens San Francisco Ballet’s season

Mathilde Froustey in Tomasson/Possokhov's Don Quixote © Erik Tommason
San Francisco Ballet's Don Quixote is ultimately a winning production with surprising warmth and heart.
****1
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La Scala's Don Quixote brings festive joy to Brisbane

Nicoletta Manni (Dulcinea), Maria Celeste Losa (Queen of Dryades), La Scala's Don Quixote © Darren Thomas
Vivacious dancing and abundant joie de vivre in La Scala Ballet's Don Quixote
****1
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The Hungarian National Ballet brings its Don Quixote to New York

Tatiana Melnik (Kitri), Hungarian National Ballet's Don Quixote © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
In addition to providing a showcase for the principals, the ballet provides ample opportunity for the company's soloists to shine.
****1
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Tereshkina and Kim add fire to the Mariinsky's Don Q

Viktoria Tereshkina (Kitri) and Kimin Kim (Basilio) © Jennie Walton
The fireworks – when they came – were explosive, Viktoria Tereshkina and Kimin Kim igniting the Royal Opera House stage in a frenzy of effervescent footwork.
***11
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