Don Quixote (Australian Ballet)

Overview

This 1973 adaptation of the oft-filmed Miguel de Cervantes novel about an aging Spanish gentlemen attempting to relive the age of chivalry is actually a filmed record of the ballet version, created in 1869 by choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Ludwig Minkus. The ballet concentrates on a barber named Basilio, who wins the hand of his lady love with the help of knight-errant Don Quixote. The film was co-directed by Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann, who dance the leading roles of Basilio and Quixote. Others ...
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Overview

This 1973 adaptation of the oft-filmed Miguel de Cervantes novel about an aging Spanish gentlemen attempting to relive the age of chivalry is actually a filmed record of the ballet version, created in 1869 by choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Ludwig Minkus. The ballet concentrates on a barber named Basilio, who wins the hand of his lady love with the help of knight-errant Don Quixote. The film was co-directed by Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann, who dance the leading roles of Basilio and Quixote. Others in the company are Ray Powell as Sancho Panza and Lucette Aldous as Kitty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2012
  • UPC: 032031117570
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 75,451

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Julie Da Costa Gypsy Girl
Patricia Cox Cupid
Joseph Janusaitis Matador
Gary Norman Fandango Couple
Leigh Rowles Gypsy Girls
Janet Vernon Fandango Couple
Alan Alder Gypsy Dancer
Lucette Aldous Kitri/Dulcinea
Ronald Bekker Gypsy King, Matador
Kelvin Coe Espada
Francis Croese Lorenzo
Susan Dains Gypsy Queen
Robert Helpmann Don Quixote
John Meehan Matador
John Meehan Matador
Rudolf Nureyev Basilio
Colin Peasley Gamache
Ray Powell Sancho Panza
Carolyn Rappel Kitri's Friend
Marilyn Rowe Queen of the Dryads, Street Dancer, Street Dancer/ Queen Of The Dryads
Paul Saliba Gypsy Dancer
Rodney Smith Matador
Gailene Stock Friend Of Kitri
John Lanchbery Conductor
Technical Credits
Robert Helpmann Director
Rudolf Nureyev Director, Choreography
Anthony Buckley Editor
John Hargreaves Producer
William Hutchinson Art Director
Barry Kay Costumes/Costume Designer
John Lanchbery Musical Arrangement, Musical Direction/Supervision
Ludwig Minkus Score Composer
Wallace Potts Asst. Director
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
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