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May. 13 2017

06/17/17 – Don Quichotte – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

DON QUICHOTTE

by Jules Massenet
front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg
Performed in French with projected English translations

Don Quichotte Opera Overview

 

More than half a century before Man of La Mancha, Massenet brought Cervantes’s universally beloved dreamer Don Quixote to the operatic stage. Inspired by the greatest of all Spanish novels, Don Quichotte is the story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed knight errant who tilts at windmills and fights for the honor of his lady Dulcinée. The opera combines Massenet’s fabulously atmospheric music with his own matchless theatrical flair to conjure a Spain that abounds with energy and spirit, beauty, and hope. Legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto bringing this signature role to vivid life with Sir Andrew Davis conducting in a production that is as gorgeous to see as it is to hear.

Ferruccio Furlanetto

Ferruccio Furlanetto

Don Quichotte

Clementine Margaine

Clementine Margaine

Dulcinée

Nicola Alaimo

Nicola Alaimo

Sancho

Sir Andrew Davis

Sir Andrew Davis

Conductor

Matthew Ozawa

Director

Ralph Funicello

Set Designer

Missy West

Costume Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

 

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