Opera by Jules Massener
Victoria State Opera
Conductor - Richard Divall Director - Ian Judge
Don Quichotte (Don Quixote) is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Caïn. It was first performed on 19 February 1910 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
Massenet's comédie-héroïque, like many dramatized versions of the story of Don Quixote, relates only indirectly to the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The immediate inspiration was Le chevalier de la longue figure, a play by the poet Jacques Le Lorrain [fr] first performed in Paris in 1904. In this version of the story, the simple farm girl Aldonza (Dulcinea) of the original novel becomes the more sophisticated Dulcinée, a flirtatious local beauty inspiring the infatuated old man's exploits.
Cast: Richard Van Allan, Suzanne Johnston, Roger Howell, Geoffrey Harris, Sally Anne Russell, Kathleen Southhall-Casey, Michael Terry, Paul Paddick, Kanen Breen, Adamm Ferrier, Andrew Covell, Simon Meadows, Edwin Roberts, Marcus van den Akker, Daniel Ciurleo
Playbill/Program: State Theatre Melbourne 1995
Size: 210 x 210 mm Condition: Used Good 8/10
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