Returning after 12 years, Houston Ballet is pleased to present the revival of former Artistic Director Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote.
June 7 – 17, 2018. April 13 – 15, 2018, at the Hobby Center.
All performances at Wortham Theater have been cancelled through fall 2018, due to ongoing repairs following Hurricane Harvey, leaving Houston Ballet unable to perform its 2017-2018 season at the company’s home venue. However, Houston Ballet is pleased to report that select performances of spring programming have been rescheduled at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
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.
Houston Ballet’s performances of Don Quixote generously sponsored by Chevron and The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
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