Ballet 'Don Quixote' brings bullfighters, gypsies, romance and chivalry to McCain
Thursday, April 16, 2015
MANHATTAN — The Russian National Ballet Theatre will perform "Don Quixote," the ballet based on Miguel de Cervantes' epic tale of romance and chivalry at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.
The full-length ballet, set in imperial Spain, is packed with stories of bullfighters, gypsies and other tales of romance, betrayal, fantasy and chivalry.
Based on an episode taken from the Cervantes' novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha," the ballet was choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus. It was first presented by the Ballet of Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow in 1869.
Tickets for "Don Quixote" begin at $19.50, plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available now at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.