The Royal Ballet – Don Quixote
The charming story of Don Quixote once again returns to the Royal Opera House stage and screen, performed by The Royal Ballet.
RHUMBELOW CLASSICS CINEMA – ON THE BIG SCREEN
Cunningham Rd, Umbilo
THE ROYAL BALLET
Tuesday 12 December 2023
Screening starts 18:00 – DBN
(Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)
Running time: 180 minutes (incl. 2 intervals)
Welcome to the Royal Opera House Season 2023/2024, these presentations are LIVE STREAMED EVENTS, with intervals, starring some of the world’s top performers. They are also recorded for venues such as The Rhumbelow Theatre and we are proud to bring you this series of Cinema experiences, as we endeavour to provide entertainment to appeal to everyone.
Production and choreography Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa Music Ludwig Minkus Arranged and orchestrated by Martin Yates Designer Tim Hatley Lighting Designer Hugh Vanstone Conductor Valery Ovsyanikov Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Generous philanthropic support from Julia and Hans Rausing, Aud Jebsen, Doug and Ceri King, The Friends of Covent Garden and The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund
The triumphant return of Don Quixote on stage and screen
The charming story of Don Quixote once again returns to the Royal Opera House stage and screen, performed by The Royal Ballet. Based on passages from Miguel de Cervantes’ novel of the same name, the ballet follows Don Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza, as they encounter a young couple, Kitri and Basilio, and help to bring them together.
Former Royal Ballet Principal dancer Carlos Acosta’s 2013 production will be broadcast live to selected cinemas internationally on Tuesday 7 November 2023. Audiences will be transported back to 17th century Spain with Tim Hatley’s outstanding designs and Hugh Vanstone’s atmospheric lighting, all set to Martin Yates’s arrangement and orchestration of Ludwig Minkus’ delightfully lively score.
Featuring Principal dancers Mayara Magri as Kitri and Matthew Ball as Basilio performing some of The Royal Ballet’s most bravura choreography, Don Quixote is a perfect demonstration of the Company’s incredible talent. Full of wit and verve, this exuberant ballet is sure to bring some of the most joyful moments of the Season.
The ROH cinema programme has brought opera and ballet to audiences across the globe since 2008. Each broadcast offers audiences the best seat in the house, and includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and insights into the rehearsal process. The programme forms an integral part of our plan to secure our future, expand audiences and continue to help facilitate the vital recovery of cinema domestically and internationally.
R 150-00 a ticket
Food available at the venue.
Limited secure parking available,
Booking is essential.
Bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)