From Milan all the way to Brisbane, Teatro alla Scala is performing for the first time ever in Australia (and only in Brisbane) as part of QPAC‘s International Series! Think sparkling choreography and warm energy with gypsy dances, fandangos and matadors as Don Quixote, one of La Scala’s two iconic productions, transports you to Spain.
It tells a story of an eccentric country gentleman who is enthralled by stories of medieval chivalry and considers himself to be the legitimate successor of the medieval knights errant… many say this performance is a reminder that life is sweet and fun and that La Scalla embraces this in their production of Don Quixote.
In what has been already a great season for Teatro alla Scala, this year also marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of Rudolf Nureyev and the 25th anniversary of his death. Nureyev was widely regarded as the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation and also starred alongside Carla Fracci in the 1980 production of Don Quixote. To this day Teatro alla Scala still pays tribute to Nureyev, with his choreographic works remaining in the Theatre’s repertoire.
Overall Don Quixote promises an unforgettable ballet experience boasting one show-stopping performance after another… not to mention their opening night received a 10-minute standing ovation. So don’t miss out – their last performance is on at QPAC this Saturday November 17 and you can buy your tickets here!
Written by Samantha Cheney