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Spreckels Theatre
121 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
619-235-9500
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City Ballet: "Don Quixote"
19 ratings
4.2 average rating
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18 reviews
0 stars
attended May 10 2008

this was our first ballet. we enjoyed it. felt very bad when the lead ballerina slipped & fell -- she did such a beautiful performance.

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended May 11 2008

We enjoyed it. The ballet dancers were very graceful. The theater was only filled 30% so we were able to move around since our seats squeaked. You can park in Horton plaza since they offer 3 hours free validation but there's usually street parking...continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended May 11 2008

This was the best ballet performance we've seen in our 24 years of living in San Diego. Very well staged and professional in every respect.

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Description

City Ballet presents Don Quixote.  This great classic ballet, based on Cervantes’ classic story which also inspired the musical Man of La Mancha, is any ballet lover’s dream.  Presented in its entirety, fully staged with breathtaking sets and costumes, this ballet has it all – emotion, humor, romance, and the brilliant dancing that City Ballet is known for.

Music: Leon Minkus

Choreography: Elizabeth Wistrich, after Marius Petipa and Aleksandr Gorsky

Year Choreographed: 1869 by Marius Petipa and Aleksandr Gorsky; 2001 by Elizabeth Wistrich

Costume Design: David Heuvel

Set Design: Robert O’Hearn

Lighting Design: Stephen Judson

Performance History:

First performance: December 1869 by the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow

First US performance: April 1966 by the Bolshoi Theatre in New York

First City Ballet performance: May 2001

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