Grand Pas de Deux, Act III

Music by Ludwig Minkus
Arranged by Jack Everly
Choreography after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Staged by Kevin McKenzie and Susan Jones
Scenery and costumes by Santo Loquasto

Mikhail Baryshnikov’s production of Don Quixote (Kitri’s Wedding) received its world premiere at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. C. on March 28, 1978 with Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov as Kitri and Basil. The New York premiere occurred at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 2, 1978 with the same leading dancers.

Don Quixote, staged by Vladimir Vasiliev, received its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at the Civic Opera House in Chicago on February 15, 1991, danced by Cynthia Harvey (Kitri) and Julio Bocca (Basil).

This present production received its American Ballet Theatre Company Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York on June 12, 1995, danced by Paloma Herrera (Kitri) and Julio Bocca (Basilio).

Timing: 10:00

Prologue: Driven by the vision of Dulcinea, the tarnished, yet inspired, Don Quixote begins his adventures with his trusty squire Sancho Panza in tow.

Act III: The Wedding. The village celebrates the marriage. Don Quixote congratulates the couple, bids them a warm "farewell", and resumes his ever-lasting adventures.

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