Choreography by Alexander Gorsky after Marius Petipa
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Set design: Alexander Golovin and Konstantin Korovin
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Costume design: Konstantin Korovin
在巴塞罗那一个小酒馆前的广场上，人民欢欣鼓舞。 在人群中, 有酒馆主人的快活的女儿琪蒂和爱她的理发师巴西里。酒馆主人叫洛伦佐，他不希望自己的女儿嫁给一个给人理发剃须的穷小子，而希望她与当地富绅戛马谢结合。
琪蒂和巴西里从洛伦佐和戛马谢逃离了。他们顺路走到一个吉普赛人营地。堂·吉诃德也很快来到营地。他被邀请观看戏剧。 他先坐在那儿像是中了魔法, 瞪大眼睛看着, 但突然忘了那是戏剧，为保护受委屈的人物而向戏台猛冲。看到风车，堂·吉诃德把它同邪恶的巫师混淆起来，所以与它打架。
The modern version of Don Quixote does not have much left of Marius Petipa’s original production. Moreover, Petipa was deeply hurt when Alexander Gorsky overhauled the production without consulting him: “Monsieur Gorsky shamelessly borrows my ideas”. However, without Petipa’s ballet, the still-running Gorsky production at the Mariinsky Theatre and all over the world would not have happened.
Marius Petipa created his first Don Quixote in in 1869 for the Bolshoi Theatre. He was not the first ballet master to stage a ballet based on an episode from Miguel de Cervantes’ novel. Various Don Quixotes have trodded European ballet venues since the middle of the 18th century. Ludwig Minkus composed the score for Petipa’s ballet. It was their first joint project and the starting point in their yearslong fruitful collaboration.
While Petipa staged a comedy for Moscow theatre, in his 1871 version of the ballet adapted for St Petersburg Don Quixote’s amusing adventures ended in his death. The critics’ reviews did not predict a long stage life for the production, but it managed to remain in the repertoire for 13 years and then was transferred to the Moscow stage. Alexander Gorsky undertook to edit the production at the start of the 20th century. In order to make the ballet more lifelike, he transformed the symmetrical corps de ballet, so common for Petipa’s productions, into a playful and living crowd. He restaged many scenes, cut out the tragic finale, came up with new characters and used Petipa’s memorable findings from his other works.
World premiere: 14 December 1869, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow (choreography by Marius Petipa)
Premiere of Alexander Gorsky´s version: 6 December 1900, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Premiere of Alexander Gorsky´s version in St Petersburg: 20 January 1902, Mariinsky Theatre
Premiere at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre: 4 September 2019, Vladivostok
Running time: 2 hours 55 minutes
The performance has two intervals
The highlighting of performances by age represents recommendations.
This highlighting is being used in accordance with Federal Law N139-FZ dated 28 July 2012 “On the introduction of changes to the Federal Law ‘On the protection of children from information that may be harmful to their health and development’ and other legislative acts of the Russian Federation.”