Russian Ballets: Don Quixote

In 1869  Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917), a ballet composer of the Austrian origin invented a ballet-comedy “Don Quixote”. It was performed for the first time on the 14th of December 1869 & had an incredible success. To highlight the authentic Spanish spirit Marius Petipa added some traditional Spanish & Gipsy dances, interludes. They made the ballet vivid, dynamic & pleasant to watch.

For certain, the Soviet version has lost much of its original beauty but kept the spirit. I offer you, my Esteemed Readers, a short video from the version of 1959 with Maya Plesetskaya. The complete version performed in 1994 by the Bolshoi Theatre is not bad as well: Don Quixote.

😊Enjoy the performance!🏵🏵🏵

Maria KethuProfumo 


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10 Responses to Russian Ballets: Don Quixote

  1. Beautiful, Dear Maria. Thank you.

  2. fulvialuna1 says:

    Il primo mi piace molto, il secondo a metà ho stoppato….mi piace ma non mi coinvolge.

    • kethuprofumo says:

      Grazie, cara Fulvialuna. Purtroppo, è quasi impossibile di trovare una versione originale. E’ strano ma il Don Quixote è stato trasformato molte volte. Non so perché. 😏

  3. I love to watch the Russian ballet. So disciplined and beautiful. Hope you are well Maria, sorry I’ve not visited as much just lately lots of problems to deal with.

    • kethuprofumo says:

      Thank you, dear Charlotte. Do my best! Classical versions are certainly better. They have a special spirit as it seems to me. No problem! Might your problem to be solved faster. Stay safe & have a nice week 🙂

  4. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour Mon AMIE

    Combien de fois entendons-nous ce refrain
    Le soleil ne brille pas pour chacun
    Pourtant, il brille pour chacun de nous
    Avec des heures différentes de rendez-vous

    Il ne peut pas, être partout à la fois
    Il a donc bien souvent, à faire des choix
    Si nos jours se ressemblaient tout l’temps
    Les trouverions-nous toujours, aussi amusants

    Le soleil est pour nous un bon compagnon
    Nous devrions apprécier son intervention
    Quand il nous envoie ses amis les nuages
    Le ciel nous donne des jours gris avec la pluie

    Du soleil, on devrait tous s’en faire un ami
    Le comprendre comme avec un ami, un frère un proche ect….
    Belle journée belle semaine
    Que le soleil t’accompagne

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