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Don Quixote

March 16–26, 2023

Ji Young Chae and Tigran Mkrtchyan
by Nisian Hughes

Find your courage

Embark on a quest for true love with dreamer Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho. Follow them through the Spanish countryside as they pursue romantic ideals, battle imaginary dragons, and get mixed up in the merry misadventures of two passionate young lovers. This charming rom-com culminates in a grand wedding scene that contains some of the most dynamic and demanding dancing in classical ballet.

The sparkling wit of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel is brought to life with virtuosic choreography by Rudolf Nureyev and a spirited score by Ludwig Minkus. With spectacular sets, swirling skirts, and a colorful cast of characters, this heartwarming tale of romance and chivalry is pure fun for the whole family.

The 2003 restoration of this production was made possible by a generous grant from the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.




Thursday, Mar 16 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Mar 17 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 18 at 1:30 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 19 at 1:30 pm
Wednesday, Mar 22 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, Mar 23 at 7:30 pm
Friday, Mar 24 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Mar 25 at 1:30 and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 26 at 1:30 pm

Important message for attending live indoor performances:

No proof of vaccination or negative test needed to enter the theater. Face masks are highly encouraged but not required.


Please Note: The music may be loud depending on where you are sitting and your own comfort level. This program also contains flashing lights that may be triggering for people with photosensitivity. Please plan accordingly.



Ludwig Minkus, arranged by John Lanchbery


Rudolf Nureyev

Set and Costume Design

Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting Design

Brandon Stirling Baker

World Premiere

1966, Vienna State Opera Ballet, Vienna, Austria

Boston Ballet Premiere

March 10, 1982, Wang Theatre, Boston, USA

Don Quixote Mar 16–26, 2023