Colorado Ballet Opens Season with Don Quixote

September 10, 2019

DENVER, CO (September 10, 2019) – Colorado Ballet will open its 2019/2020 season with Don Quixote, October 4 – 13 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Colorado Ballet’s dancers will delight audiences with Spanish-inspired classical choreography by Marius Petipa, paired with music by Ludwig Minkus, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

“We are very excited to open our season with Don Quixote and bring this classical ballet to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House stage for the first time in 10 years,” stated Colorado Ballet’s Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “Our dancers are really looking forward to performing this work. The choreography showcases their incredible technique and athleticism throughout the performance. This story of Don Quixote takes audiences on an adventure with humor and romance—and we can’t wait to share it with Colorado audiences next month.”

Based on the classic novel, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, the ballet Don Quixote premiered in Moscow, Russia in 1869 and remains one of today’s most frequently performed works with original classical choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Ludwig Minkus. Stunning Spanish sets and costumes pair with challenging choreography and a touch of romantic comedy as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza search for a noble adventure with surprises at every turn.

The ballet begins as Don Quixote sets out on a quest to find his true love with his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. In a Seville marketplace, Don Quixote meets the elegant yet feisty Kitri, who he believes could be the woman of his dreams. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza’s adventure continues through a friendly gypsy camp, where Don Quixote dreams of beautiful maidens and Dryads. He then realizes that Kitri actually belongs with Basilio, though Kitri’s father does not approve. Through twists and turns in the plot, the lovers eventually unite and a wedding celebration ensues.

The Spanish style sets and costumes seen in this production of Don Quixote come to Colorado Ballet from American Ballet Theatre in New York.

Get your tickets early for the best availability, and experience an evening of fun for all ages.

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from $30 to $155. Visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG or call Patron Services at 303837-8888 ext. 2 to purchase tickets.
To continue to reduce the number of ticket resellers, please purchase directly through Colorado Ballet via the website or phone number listed above. Tickets purchased through resellers may not be valid.

This production of Don Quixote is presented by PNC Wealth Management. Colorado Ballet receives support from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Supporting sponsors include Occidental, Colorado Ballet Auxiliary and the Colorado Athletic Club.

Colorado Ballet presents Don Quixote
October 4 – 13, 2019 | Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Tickets start at $30 at COLORADOBALLET.ORG

Follow Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, October 4 – 13, 2019, as they search for a noble adventure, which leads to a band of gypsies, dreams of Dryads and a surprising turn of events. Don Quixote remains one of today’s most frequently performed romantic works with classical choreography by Marius Petipa, along with stunning Spanish sets and costumes.

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Presenting exceptional classical ballet and innovative contemporary dance through performances, training, education and community engagement, Colorado Ballet continues to inspire and grow an increasingly diverse audience base in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 59 years of excellence. As a world-class professional company, Colorado Ballet presents 55 performances annually to sold-out audiences in the 2,000 seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Company’s 32 professional dancers and 21 studio company dancers come from all over the world. Colorado Ballet’s The Armstrong Center for Dance, a 35,000 square foot building, boasts eight state-of-the-art professional dance studios and amenities for the professional Company. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet performs classical ballet masterpieces, full-length story ballets and its critically-acclaimed repertory production Ballet MasterWorks, featuring varied works from neoclassical ballets to world premieres. The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy serves over 1,200 students from toddlers to seniors each year. Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement programming serves under-resourced students, teachers, families, people with disabilities and lifelong learners, reaching more than 35,000 contacts in 300 schools and organizations annually. For more information please visit COLORADOBALLET.ORG.