Paramount Presents: The Royal Ballet in HD – Don Quixote
Live Broadcasts | 03/16/2019 | 1:00PM
Love and friendship triumph in Carlos Acosta’s vibrant production of this dazzling ballet.
BALLET IN A PROLOGUE AND THREE ACTS
Choreography by Carlos Acosta
Music by Ludwig Minkus
Arranged and Orchestrated by Martin Yates
Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes, including one intermission
Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters
of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.
Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honor of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.
Picture caption/credit: Artists of The Royal Ballet in Don Quixote ©ROH/Johan Persson, 2013
About the Royal Opera House Live in HD Season
The Royal Opera House celebrates 10 years of live cinema broadcasts in 2018, leading the way in delivering world-class opera and ballet around the world. The 2017/18 Season was the Royal Opera House’s most successful cinema season to date with more than one million tickets sold globally, including to more than 500 venues across the UK.
The Royal Opera House has seen huge growth in the influence of independent cinemas, which now account for almost half of our network in the UK. Internationally, a partnership with Trafalgar Releasing sees our productions broadcast to up to 1,000 cinemas in 50 countries.
Audiences are also able to access an array of live-streamed and on-demand content via the Royal Opera House YouTube channel, which is the most subscribed-to YouTube channel of any arts organization in the world.