Don Quixote | © Damir Yusupov

Composer Ludwig Minkus

Choreographers Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky

New choreographic version Alexei Fadeyechev

Set designer Sergei Barkhin

Libretto Marius Petipa

After the novel of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes

Music director Alexander Kopylov

Conductor Pavel Klinichev

The exploits of Cervantes’s legendary hero in search of his perfect love are seen in a critically acclaimed staging by Alexei Fadeyechev. Featuring dazzling costumes re-created from historic sketches, this is classic Bolshoi, teeming with life and set to a cadence of castanets and tambourines.

“The Bolshoi is the best company in the world for Don Q.”

Independent (U.K.)

This performance is two hours and 35 minutes, with two intermissions.

Don Quixote Cast

July 22
Maria Alexandrova (Kitri), Vladislav Lantratov (Basillo), Alexey Loparevich (Don Quixote), Alexander Petukhov (Sancho Panza), Denis Savin (Gamache), Denis Rodkin (Espada), Olga Smirnova (The Queen of the Dryads)

July 23 (matinee)
Ekaterina Krysanova (Kitri), Semyon Chudin (Basillo), Alexey Loparevich (Don Quixote), Roman Simachev (Sancho Panza), Denis Medvedev (Gamache), Vitaly Biktimirov (Espada), Olga Smirnova (The Queen of the Dryads)

July 23 (evening)
Kristina Kretova (Kitri), Mikhail Lobukhin (Basillo), Alexey Loparevich (Don Quixote), Alexander Petukhov (Sancho Panza), Denis Savin (Gamache), Denis Rodkin (Espada), Anna Nikulina (The Queen of the Dryads)

The Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra

Don Quixote

July 22–23
David H. Koch Theater

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