Parlando: The COC Blog

5/13/2014

10 Things to Know About Jules Massenet’s Don Quichotte

By Nikita Gourski, Development Communications Officer

Our final opera of the 2013/2014 season is the COC premiere of Massenet's rare opera, Don Quichotte! Learn more about the production history, cast and crew below.

1) The first novel
Published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is arguably the first novel ever written. The plot deals with the adventures of an elderly Spanish gentleman who has been reading too many tales of medieval chivalry and declares himself a “knight errant.” He begins travelling throughout Spain with his sidekick, Sancho Panza, in order to right all wrongs and seek fame and honour.

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5/12/2014

Don Quichotte is a "stylish feast for the senses"!

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5/8/2014

Inside Opera: Don Quichotte, one man and his donkey

Quinn Kelsey and his costars in Don Quichotte

Our latest Inside Opera video goes behind the scenes of the COC premiere of Don Quichotte with director Linda Brovsky, our Sancho Panza, baritone Quinn Kelsey, and the two furry co-stars who have very significant non-singing roles! Discover why it is important to have real animals on stage in this production and how the staging reflects their importance in the story, as well as their relationships with the main characters.

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