Returning after 12 years, Houston Ballet is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the revival of former Artistic Director Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote. June 7 – 17, 2018.
Enjoy the charming flare of seventeenth century Barcelona, Spain as imagined in the original novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The tale follows the elderly adventurer Don Quixote and his search for his idyllic woman, Dulcinea, only to be caught between the budding romance of temperamental Kitri and mischievous Basilio.
Audiences are sure to enjoy this famously jovial ballet, full of dazzling choreography, sets, and costumes.
This will be Houston Ballet’s fifth time performing Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote as part of its main season. Selections from the production have been performed at the Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Woodlands Mitchell Pavilion, and Houston Ballet performed it at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on tour in October 1997.
Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote is in the repertoires of Texas Ballet Theatre and Alberta Ballet.
Composer: Ludwig Minkus, arrangement by John Lanchbery
Libretto: Charles Didelot, based on the novel El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The history of the valorous and wittie Knight-Errant Don-Quixote of the Mancha) (1605 & 1615) by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Choreography: Ben Stevenson, after Marius Petipa
Scenic Design: Thomas Boyd
Lighting Design: Christina R. Giannelli
Pictured: Lauren Anderson as Kitri and Dominic Walsh as Basilio in Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote. c. June 2002, ph. Jim Caldwell