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Don Quichotte

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago 20 North Upper Wacker Drive Chicago, IL, 60606 United States (map)

Dulcinée (cover)

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by Jules Massenet
Performed in French with projected English translations
Performance running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including 1 intermission


Don Quichotte Opera Overview


“Furlanetto is a storyteller…[he] raises magnificent singing to the level of great operatic art.”
Opera News on Ferruccio Furlanetto

More than half a century before Man of La Mancha, Massenet brought Cervantes’s universally beloved dreamer Don Quixote to the operatic stage. Inspired by the greatest of all Spanish novels, Don Quichotte is the story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed knight errant who tilts at windmills and fights for the honor of his lady Dulcinée. The opera combines Massenet’s fabulously atmospheric music with his own matchless theatrical flair to conjure a Spain that abounds with energy and spirit, beauty, and hope. Legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto bringing this signature role to vivid life with Sir Andrew Davis conducting in a production that is as gorgeous to see as it is to hear.

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photo credit Kristin Hoebermann 2014