Don Quixote: Music Inspired by Cervantes' Classic Saga
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The last date listed for Don Quixote was Sunday April 19, 2009 / 5:00pm.
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The event featured strong performances by vocalists, instrumentalist, and readers. The Folger Consort played superbly. The soprano, Rosa Lamoreux, and the baritone, name forgotten already, were both in great voice and spirits. It was a lovely performance, well worth the price of the tickets.
Miguel de Cervantes’ 1605 masterpiece “Don Quixote was” immediately popular not only in Spain, but all across Europe. Translated into many languages, it became the source of musical inspiration for Henry Purcell, Thomas D’Urfey, Georg Philip Telemann, and many other composers during the Baroque period and beyond. The music of these masters is performed with dramatic readings from Cervantes’ great work. With baritone William Sharp, soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, guest instrumentalists, and actor Floyd King as Don Quixote.
About the Ticket Supplier: Folger TheatreHome to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.
The Folger's Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare's day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.
The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.