Don Quichotte

June 10, 2017
 
The Lyric Opera of Chicago brings Cervantes’ universally beloved dreamer Don Quixote to the operatic stage.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago brings Cervantes’ universally beloved dreamer Don Quixote to the operatic stage.

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From The Lyric Opera of Chicago website

More than half a century before Man of La Mancha, Massenet brought Cervantes’ universally beloved dreamer Don Quixote to the operatic stage. Inspired by the greatest of all Spanish novels, Don Quichotte is the story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed knight errant who tilts at windmills and fights for the honor of his lady Dulcinée. The opera combines Massenet’s fabulously atmospheric music with his own matchless theatrical flair to conjure a Spain that abounds with energy and spirit, beauty, and hope. Legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto bringing this signature role to vivid life with Sir Andrew Davis conducting in a production that is as gorgeous to see as it is to hear. 


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