By Laman Ismayilova
A ballet "Don Quixote" by L. Minkus will be staged at Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater on November 25.
The main parties will be performed by the leading soloists of Belarusian Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater, winners of international ballet competitions Aleksandra Chizhik and Konstantin Geronik, Day.Az reported.
Aleksandra Chizhik is one of the most popular and well-known ballet dancers. She successfully toured manycountries, including Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain, USA, China, Mexico, Guatemala, Greece and Cyprus.
Along with foreign guests, the leading soloists of the Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theater, honored artists Makar Fershtandt, Samir Samadov, as well as Elmira Suleymanova, Jamil Kerimov, Ayan Eyvazova, Fail Bulgarov and others will also take part in the play.
The ballet will be conducted by Honored Artist of Azerbaijan, Eyyub Guliyev.
"Don Quixote" is a ballet in four acts and eight scenes, based on episodes taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. The ballet was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus.
Don Quixote, who is obsessed with stories of medieval chivalry, tells his servant Sancho Panza that he has decided to become a knight errant and improvises a suit of armor. In a marketplace in Barcelona Kitri is forced by her father, an innkeeper, to accept the offer of marriage of the rich Gamache and turn away Basil, the man she loves. Then Don Quixote arrives at the inn on Rosinante, his horse. He believes he recognizes in Kitri his "loved and idealized" lady Dulcinea.
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