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Don Quixote
February 16-25

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2023-2024 season | Photo of a male ballet dancer posing in an outfit for the Don Quijote show

February 16 – 25, 2024 |  Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium 

Don Quixote


For the first time in decades, Cincinnati Ballet performs ballet’s original romantic comedy, Don Quixote!

This full-length story ballet is a high-energy, sunny romp through the Spanish countryside based on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel, choreographed by ballet megastar Anna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa. With castanets, fiery flamenco and (of course!) a sword battle with a windmill, it’s pure fun for the whole family.

Join Don Quixote on his fanciful quest to find love and prove chivalry is not dead! With a spicy score by Ludwig Minkus performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The ballet was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa.

Audiences are immersed in an adventure filled with romance, tragedy, and comedy, including such famous scenes as the duel between Don Quixote and a windmill.  The ballet has long been acclaimed for its virtuoso dancing, and the choreography paints a story infused with the ideals of knighthood, chivalry, and Don Quixote’s love affair with Dulcinea.

2023-2024 season | Photo of a female ballerina posed in the air with her left leg behind her head while wearing a red flowy dress

Don Quixote

Credits


CHOREOGRAPHYAnna-Marie Holmes after Marius Petipa
MUSICLudwig Minkus arranged by Ramona Pansegrau
CONDUCTORTara Simoncic
STAGINGChristine Spizzo with Cervilio Amador, Yoshihisa Arai, Allison Evans, Dale Shields, and Carlos Quenedit
COSTUMES AND SCENERYDesmond Heeley
LIGHTING DESIGNSharon Huizinga

SPICE UP YOUR CINCINNATI DATE NIGHT WITH DON QUIXOTE


Looking for affordable date night ideas in Cincinnati this February? Look no further! Don Quixote promises a fiesta of love, laughter, and adventure that’s perfect for all ages – for just $29!

In our upcoming production this February 16-25, we bring a slice of the vibrant Spanish culture to you, right in the heart of the majestic Cincinnati Music Hall.

Celebrating Cincinnati Ballet’s 60th Anniversary

2023-2024 SEASON