Why See Don Quixote's Excellent Adventures?
Don Quixote - arts icon and hero
The adventures of Spain's iconic knight misfit provides the focus of a special concert of Baroque music. Staged by Ars Lyrica Houston as its 2016/17 season finale, this tribute to the musical hero will explore his roots in Renaissance music, through to his various operatic incarnations to the Broadway musical. With the Company's core string players and guest singers, we will experience a full and exhilarating musical journey through the life and adventures of the immortal Man of La Mancha! This concert forms the last event of the Fables and Follies season.
The phenomenon of Don Quixote has crossed across a vast range of artistic mediums including opera bu Miguel de Cervante and ballet, including Possokhov's celebrated version that combined classical Russian ballet with the heat of Spanish folk dance. The Don even became the focus of his own 1964 musical, written by Dale Wasserman with lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh and won a staggering five TonyAwards, including one for Best Musical! Since then, the musical has seen various revivals, showing that everybody's favorite bumbling knight is still a huge influence on the arts world.
Performance date: 21 May 2017
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