Watch: Don Quixote in rehearsal
A glimpse behind-the-scenes at the first rehearsals for Carlos Acosta's exuberant new work.
9 July 2013 at 5.34pm | 5 Comments
Rehearsals are underway for Don Quixote, a new piece by Principal Guest Artist Carlos Acosta, inspired by Marius Petipa’s original ballet. Based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes, the ballet follows the adventures of the bumbling knight Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza.
The new production, Carlos’s first work for The Royal Ballet, will open the 2013/14 Season at The Royal Ballet with a gala performance on 30 September. It will also be screened live in cinemas on 16 October.
Carlos has been performing at Covent Garden as a Principal Guest Artist since 2003, and is already established as an exciting choreographer: his first work, Tocororo – A Cuban Tale, was a sell-out success when it had its premiere at Sadler’s Wells in 2003.
Don Quixote, which will feature designs by Tim Hatley and lighting by Hugh Vanstone, promises to bring Spanish flair and colour to the main stage.
Don Quixote will run from 5 October until 6 November. Tickets are available now.
The production is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A Olde OBE, Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson and the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund.
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