Don Quixote

Performance Details

  • When February 16–27, 2022
  • Choreography Yuri Possokhov
  • Music Ludwig Minkus

A family-friendly ballet full of bravery, fantasy, and love, Yuri Possokhov’s fresh interpretation of this revered ballet classic centers on Don Quixote, an aging and eccentric nobleman, who imagines himself to be a valiant knight. With his trusted sidekick Sancho Panza in tow, Quixote embarks on a humorous and fateful journey, ready to breathe life into a world where windmills become monsters and adventure awaits beyond the horizon.

Please note: Based on city, state, and CDC guidance, all attendees eligible to receive an approved COVID-19 vaccine (ages 12 and older) are required to show proof of vaccination prior to attending a Joffrey performance and/or event through December 2021 at Lyric Opera House. Patrons are also required to wear protective face coverings at all times.  

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Considered an all-time ballet classic, Don Quixote highlights the extensive technique of its performers. Pictured: Joffrey Artist Amanda Assucena as Kitri. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Kitri, the innkeeper’s daughter, finds love in the arms of the barber Basilio. Pictured: Joffrey Artists Alberto Velazquez and Amanda Assucena in the lead roles. Photo by Todd Rosenberg. 

About the Artists

Yuri Possokhov

Possokhov’s extensive repertoire for The Joffrey Ballet includes the blockbuster world premiere of Anna Karenina in 2019.

Ludwig Minkus

Minkus is responsible for some of the most successful ballet scores ever produced, many of which are still performed today, including Don Quixote.

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Presenting Sponsors

  • Margot and Josef Lakonishok
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joel V. Williamson

Major Sponsors

  • Lorna Ferguson and Terry Clark
  • Poetry Foundation