New Haven Ballet Presents Don Quixote and Symphonic Nonsense
New Haven Ballet
Shubert Theatre New Haven, 247 College Street, New Haven
Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
About the Performance
We invite you to a reimagined Don Quixote set in La Mancha, Spain, circa 1550, with ruffled skirts, snapping fans and waving toreador capes. In Act 1, townspeople gather to shop and visit; three sisters, Quiteria Ana, Quiteria Sofia, and Quiteria Lucia, enjoy meeting up with friends. A wealthy shopkeeper, Gamache, gets chased by baby chicks and a rooster, and toreadors let their capes fly alongside young bulls and calves. One of the toreadors, Basilio, catches the eye of Quiteria Lucia, and a romance blossoms. As the townspeople drift off for siesta, Act 2allows for dreaming of beautiful fairies. The final act celebrates the marriage of Basilio and Quiteria Lucia.
New Haven Ballet presents former New York City Ballet Soloist, Tom Gold’s whimsical Symphonic Nonsense, featuring music by Woodbury, Connecticut native, Leroy Anderson.
New Haven Ballet Premiere May 8, 2014, Shubert Theatre New Haven.