March 23, 2019 - 10:00 am
The Tropic is pleased to present the Royal Ballet’s charming, joyous production of “Don Quixote,” filmed live from London’s Covent Garden.
Marius Petipa’s 19th-century ballet explores love, friendship and adventure. The knight Don Quixote and his servant, Sancho Panza, meet love-lorn couple Kitri (Akane Takada) and her sweetheart Basilio who are unable to marry as Kitri’s father wants her to marry the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote, in true heroic style, intervenes and convinces Gamache he would rather marry the barmaid – this allows Kitri and Basilio to wed.
Carlos Acosta’s innovative production brings Spanish warmth and joy to the stage. Acosta adds energy and wit to the ballet, particularly with the new choreography for Act II’s gypsy scene, which brings musicians onto the stage to add to the lively atmosphere.
Approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes with two intermissions