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
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
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).
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.