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Don Quixote Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Ballet) 2013

Don Quixote Blu-ray Disc (The Royal Ballet) 2013

Carlos Acosta's new production of Don Quixote featuring Marianela Nuñez as Kitri, Carlos Acosta as Basilio and Don Quixote danced by Christopher Saunders.

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Carlos Acosta’s first venture directing one of ballet’s 19th-century classics was eagerly anticipated, as was his own starring role in the production (as Basilio), opposite the Argentinian Royal Ballet Principal Marianela Nuñez (Kitri). Packed cinemas for the live relay, as well as sold-out houses for his performances, testified to the draw the great Cuban dancer still exerts – and the audiences were not disappointed. Still built on Petipa’s original choreography, Acosta’s clear dramatic structure and vivid stage action gave the ‘boy gets girl despite her father’ story a more convincing air than usual, with Don Quixote’s parallel obsession with Dulcinea-Kitri coherently woven into the plot. Acosta’s and Nuñez’s performances were peerless, Tim Hatley’s stage designs vivid and apposite, and this production is surely destined to be a perennial Royal Ballet favourite.


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Kitri: Marianela Nuñez 

Basilio: Carlos Acosta 

Don Quixote: Christopher Saunders 

Sancho Panza: Philip Mosley 

Espada: Ryoichi Hirano 

Mercedes: Laura Morera 

Gamache: Bennet Gartside 

Lorenzo: Gary Avis 

The Queen of the Dryads: Melissa Hamilton

Amour: Elizabeth Harrod

Dulcinea: Christina Arestis


Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 

Conductor: Martin Yates 

Co-Concert Master: Sergey Levitin

Production and choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa

Music: Ludwig Minkus arranged and orchestrated by Martin Yates

Director: Carlos Acosta 

Designs: Tim Hatley

Lighting design: Hugh Vanstone


Plus: Interviews with cast and crew / Introductions to Act II and III



Picture: 16:9

Sound: DTS 2.0 / 5.1 (5.0 DTS

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Duration: 125+12 mins

 Year: 2013


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