Don Quixote

Performance Details

  • When June 2–12, 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.

‘Don Quixote’ Rescheduled for June

Ticket holders for previously scheduled dates in February, visit the link below for more details.

Full Vaccination Status Required for Joffrey Performances

The Joffrey requires that all audience members provide proof of full vaccination and booster (when eligible) against COVID-19, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO), for Joffrey performances and events at Lyric Opera House.

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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