Don Quixote (opera)

Live
Location
Opéra Bastille
Duration
2:35
Interval
1
Language
French
Subtitles
Spanish,
English,
French
Opera
Jules Massenet
Musical direction
Mikhail Tatarnikov
Stage direction
Damiano Michieletto

Paris national Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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Jules Massenet's last opera, created in 1910 for the Russian bass Chaliapine, is back on the Paris Opera stage where it has not been performed for over 20 years. The composer retained only a few of the main emblematic episodes of Cervantes’ lavish novel: Don Quixote’s love for Dulcinea, his knightly ways that lead him to pursue brigands in order to recover her necklace, his battle with the windmills and his death as he lies beside his servant Sancho Panza. Inspired by this refined and moving music, director Damiano Michieletto’s new production seeks to reveal the poetry of Don Quixote, but also his suffering. That of a deeply lonely man, haunted by his memories.

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Artistic team

“Comédie héroïque” in five acts (1910)
Music / Jules Massenet
Libretto / Henry Cain
After Jacques Le Lorrain, Miguel Cervantès

Musical direction / Mikhail Tatarnikov
Stage direction / Damiano Michieletto
Set design / Paolo Fantin
Costume design / Agostino Cavalca
Lighting design / Alessandro Carletti
Video / rocafilm
Choreography / Thomas Wilhelm
Chorus master / Ching-Lien Wu

Paris national Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Presented by Alain Duault

Cast

La Belle Dulcinée / Marianne Crebassa
Don Quichotte / Ildar Abdrazakov
Sancho / Étienne Dupuis
Pedro / Emy Gazeilles
Garcias / Marine Chagnon
Rodriguez / Maciej Kwaśnikowski
Juan / Nicholas Jones
Deux serviteurs / Youngwoo Kim, Hyunsik Zee

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