J.Massenet Don Quichotte
Wexford Festival Opera
Nominated in the 'Best Opera' category - Irish Times Theatre Awards
Opera News January 2020
"Don Quichotte was the undoubted highlight of this year's offerings...Thanks to director Rodula Gaitanou's interpretation of the drama, I believed for the first time that Massenet had created a masterpiece in this opera."
"Don Quichotte proved to be the festival hit, thanks to Rodula Gaitanou’s moving direction..."
"Rarely has the opera in my experience been so touching."
"An outstanding production of Massenet's masterpiece"
"A production of one of the French composer’s finest pieces that balances perfectly the mixed package of humour and sentiment..."
"Her production is a delight and I could have happily watched it again as soon as the curtain fell"
"Director Rodula Gaitanou's handsome production is visually spectacular and effectively balances both the comedy and pathos."
"It was simply - although there's nothing simple about such artistic excellence - outstanding. This was the highlight of the Festival programme as far as I was concerned."
Set & Costume design takis
Lighting design Simon Corder
Choreography Luisa Baldinetti
Conductor Timothy Myers
Chorus Master Errol Girdlestone
Don Quichotte Goderdzi Janelidze
Sancho Olafur Sigurdarson
Dulcinée Aigul Akhmetshina
Juan Gavan Ring
Pedro Gabrielle Dundon
Garcias Elly Hunter Smith
Rodriguez Dominick Felix
Ténébrun Henry Grant Kerswell
Footman 1 Thomas Chenhall
Footman 2 René Bloice-Sanders
Wexford Festival Chorus
Wexford Festival Orchestra
photos by Clive Barda and Simon Corder