Written by Cervantes in 1605, Don Quixote is considered one of the most influential works of literature in the Spanish Golden Age, as well as the entire Spanish literary canon. It tells the story of a middle-aged gentleman from La Mancha, who is so obsessed by the chivalrous ideals touted in books he has read that he himself decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. This weekend, Marius Petipa’s ballet adaptation, which first premiered in Moscow in 1869, is performed in three acts by the acclaimed Compañía Nacional de Danza at Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat. Founded in 1979, the company are touring this production across Spain, with stops including Murcia, Valencia and Bilbao.
Tickets are available from €29. More information here.