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Don Quixote

Rudolf Nurejew, Marius Petipa

The centuries-long dialogue between Spanish folk dance and high culture stage dance reached its zenith in the ballet „Don Quixote“, which was premiered in 1869 in Moscow. For his ballet, Frenchman Marius Petipa drew inspiration from episodes in the legendary novel by Cervantes. The music was composed by Austrian Ludwig Minkus. In the East a fixture in the repertoire since its première, in the West „Don Quixote“ became part of the international repertoire only fol­lowing the adaptation by Rudolf Nureyev for the Vienna State Opera. From Vienna the ballet went around the world and is now returning to the opera house on the Ring after an extended absence.

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