Don Quixote – Vienna

Date: 28th June, 2023

Photo : Francette Levieux / The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation


The Vienna State Opera has a special relationship with the ballet. It was none other than the inimitable Rudolph Nureyev who brought the ballet to the Austrian capital in 1966 with his own restaging of Petipa’s original conception and it is Nureyev’s exuberant version that audiences will enjoy in this production.

Nureyev’s development as an artist is inextricably linked to his interpretation of the ballet. It was his performance as Basilio which secured his passage to the West and Nureyev regularly presented Don Quixote with companies across the world.

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