Wednesday 16th October at 7:15pm (doors 6:15pm)
Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, London.
The adventures of Cervantes’ bumbling knight have been the inspiration for many ballets, best-known of which is the Don Quixote of Marius Petipa with music by Ludwig Minkus. All the elements of the great classical ballets are here: emotion, drama and vivid characters.
Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta has danced the virtuoso role of Basilio many times. So it is especially exciting that he is creating this new production for The Royal Ballet. The music is full of Spanish flair and atmosphere, with a characteristic clarity of melody and rhythm that makes it so instantly appealing – here arranged by Martin Yates, who also conducts. Don Quixote is a wonderfully entertaining ballet, known not only for its grand pas de deux, but for the ‘white act’ visions of the beautiful Dulcinea and many lively scenes – a crowded port, an uproarious tavern – that bring the whole Company on stage.
Advance tickets priced £15 (£14) available via www.wegottickets.com (booking fees apply) and from the Picture House during opening hours (no booking fees, cash only & no telephone bookings). All seating is unreserved. No refunds or exchanges possible.
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.