Don Quixote

Sunday, October 6 at 5pm

Tickets go on sale Fri, 7/5 at 10am

Member Presale begins Wed, 7/3 at 10am

Tickets available on Ticketmaster

Or call (727) 300-2000

Tickets for this performance go on sale to the public on Friday, July 5 at 10am. Interested in reserving your seats before the public? Members of Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts have access to an exclusive presale starting Wednesday, July 3 at 10am. Call (727) 300-2000 to reserve your seats and to learn more about the perks of membership!

International Ballet of Florida proudly presents an exquisite original production of Don Quixote. Set to the virtuoso score of Ludwig Minkus, witness an array of incredible guest artists including Prima Ballerina Olesia Shaytanova and Principal Dancer Jonas Laucius of Lithuanian National Ballet in their signature roles of Kitri and Basilio, Denys Nedak, international Guest, Principal Dancer of Atlanta Ballet, People’s Artist of the Ukraine as Espada and many more from around the world as they take the stage in this legendary story.

Kitri, the fiery daughter of an innkeeper who wishes for her to marry a French nobleman has fallen for the town’s penniless barber Basilio. Her father refuses to grant his blessing although the couple try as hard as they might for approval. Don Quixote himself arrives declaring that Kitri is the spitting image of Dulcinea, his divine romantic heroine whom he is on a conquest across the land to find. Going against her father’s wishes, and only after the toreros arrive with Espada and street dancer Mercedes who are joyfully welcomed after returning from a bull fight, Kitri and Basilio flee the town square for a new life on their own.

Along their way they discover various colorful characters traveling within the depths of the Spanish countryside. We even get to witness Don Quixote’s beautiful vision filled with cupids and dryads who gracefully perform for him, luring him into deeper delusion. Kitri and Basilio reunite and reconcile with their families in the village where they are greeted with applause and celebration. Upon the insistence of the village the ballet then reaches its climactic peak with the Grand Pas de Deux of Kitri and Basilio’s wedding. Join IBF in this adventurous love story that is equal parts comedy and romance making it a perfect night for the entire family.