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269 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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"Don Quixote"
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3.5 average rating
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27 events
15 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 18 2009

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...continued

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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.