Expect an outstanding production from Lithuanian National Opera & Ballet’s premiere of “Don Quixote,” which opens on April 29.
A ballet set over three acts, highly acclaimed Russian choreographer Vasilij Medvedev faces the challenge of turning the famous novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes into a beautiful ballet.
“Don Quixote” was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus. Essentially, it is a ballet which is full of vibrant Spanish influences and sensational movement. The production speaks of light and joy, energy and enthusiasm, and is an uplifting story, making it a huge audience favourite.
With set designs by Andrej Voitenko and Martynas Staskus conducting the pulsating musical score, “Don Quixote” is an unmissable ballet this season. There are only a few chances to see it, with April 30 already proving a sell out.
Much as I love tragedy, let there be light, because sometimes we need it.
Lithuanian National Opera & Ballet Theatre
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Performances: April 29 (premiere), April 30, and May 13
Tickets and information: www.opera.lt/en