Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Don Quixote

February 2-10, 2018

Don Quixote

Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

Erica Alvarado. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

February 2-10, 2018 Don Quixote

  • Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
  • Music by Ludwig Minkus
  • Live with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

A classic ballet story loved by audiences for its dramatic score and lavish staging, choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote is “an altogether enchanting piece of dance theater” (Chicago Sun-Times) that blends exquisite dancing with an often humorous swashbuckling tale. Travel with the man of La Mancha across the Spanish countryside as he battles imaginary dragons, saves damsels in distress, and encounters a colorful cast of characters along the way.

Performance Photos

  • Venue
    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in four decades.

    Location and Parking
    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located in northwest Atlanta near the junction of I-75 and I-285, at the intersection of Cobb Galleria Parkway and Akers Mill Road.  Pre-paid parking is available for $12.00 through Parking Panda and AAA Parking for performances. Please note: the pre-paid parking option allows you a parking spot in the parking deck, not necessarily an assigned space. Day of parking will still be available for $6.00 (cash or credit). Valet parking is available for The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only for $15.00 (cash or credit card). Please do not park in the Toys"R"Us lot on Akers Mill Rd. This is not approved parking for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, so your car may be booted or towed if left there. Click here for dining, hotel, and additional venue information.

    Emergency Phone Number
    The 24-hour public safety number for the Cobb Energy Centre is 770.916.2911. Please leave your seat location with your babysitter or answering service so that the house manager may find you in case of an emergency.

    Special Needs
    The venue is ADA compliant. Designated seats in various locations are available for guests with disabilities and those needing special assistance. The venue is equipped with wheelchair accessible courtesy phones, elevators, plaza ramps, wheelchair accessible ticket windows, and wheelchair accessible drinking fountains.  For more information, please call 770.916.2800.

  • Group Discounts

    Community and Corporate Group Tickets

    It only takes 10 people to benefit from Atlanta Ballet's Group Sales program.  With our fast, friendly and convenient service, you can secure the best seats in the house in no time at all. Groups save up to 40% on regular prices!

    Click here for details and to submit a request to Myredith Gonzales, Group Sales Manager.

  • Audience Reviews

    By Sharmah Wardlaw Feb 4th, 2018

    The storyline, costumes , music & choreography was riveting & exciting to watch! Go see this before it all ends!

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  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

  • Reviews

    Review: Atlanta Ballet’s new ranks rise to demands of ‘Don Quixote’

    Cynthia Bond Perry, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2018.02.06

    From a fiery flamenco dancer to matadors with swirling capes, from airy dryads to an errant knight lost in dreams of chivalry, “Don Quixote,”performed last weekend by Atlanta Ballet, was an entertaining, visually evocative, fast-paced jaunt into the past, vivified by a young and ambitious group of artists.


    Atlanta Ballet’s Don Quixote Full of Life

    Bianca Theodore, Imprintent, 2018.02.06

    Atlanta Ballet newcomer Sergio Masero played Basilio with expert precision, nailing every dramatic dip and rapid aerial turn. Erica Alvarado was equally as charming as Kitri, the perfect counterpart to her star-crossed lover.


    Don Quixote Dazzles at the Cobb Energy Centre

    Jon J., The Peach Review, 2018.02.05

    Atlanta Ballet has been sitting on a gem, just waiting to unleash its artistic wrath on patrons for the start of February. Don Quixote is by far the most fun I’ve ever had at a ballet in recent memory.


    In “Don Quixote” role, Atlanta Ballet dancer fulfills his quest

    Cynthia Bond Perry, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2018.01.27

    Like Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote, whose visions (or delusions) spur him toward knightly quests, Sergio Masero-Olarte has pursued a dream to become a world-class dancer. It sent him on a serendipitous journey, bringing growth and discovery, but also disappointments, misunderstandings and lost opportunities.An accomplished technician with an athletic build, the 23-year-old native of Madrid, Spain, has a cheerful demeanor, but his gaze intensifies as the conversation grows serious.“I’m the guy who almost got something, but didn’t,” he said.

  • Video

    Yuri Possokhov's "Don Quixote" (2018)

    Dance Informa Video Interview Series, Episode 1: Atlanta Ballet

  • Special Offers & Events

    Veterans Ticket Program
    With generous support from The Home Depot Foundation and in appreciation of your service, members of the U.S. military and veterans with valid documentation may receive up to 2 complimentary tickets to selected performances of Don Quixote.

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  • Conductor

    Jonathan  McPhee is equally at home as a conductor for the symphony, ballet, and opera. Having recently completed 28 years as music director for the Boston Ballet Orchestra and nearly a decade as music director of Symphony New Hampshire, Mr. McPhee maintains an active guest conducting lineup in addition to his position with Lexington Symphony.  

    In recent seasons, Mr. McPhee has conducted many orchestras at home and abroad, including London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada; Sarasota Ballet and Symphony (FL);  Germany’s Hamburg Philharmonic; Houston Ballet; and New York City Ballet.  

    Some of the world's most distinguished dance companies for which Mr. McPhee has served as conductor include The Royal Ballet (England), Martha Graham Dance Company, The Joffrey Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, The Australian Ballet, Den Norske Ballett in Norway, and The Royal Danish Ballet in Denmark. In addition to a broad repertoire in the field of dance, Mr. McPhee has conducted pops concerts, musical theatre, and operetta. He has also conducted grand opera with Opera Boston, the American Opera Center in New York, and Boston University Opera Institute.  

    Mr. McPhee was invited to conduct the Nashville Symphony as one of the conductors featured in the 2009 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview by the League of American Orchestras. His collaboration with WCRB classical radio “Kids Classical Hour” earned a Gabriel Award in 1998. As music director for the Longwood Symphony Orchestra from 2005 to 2011, he garnered a Met-Life Award for Community Engagement in 2007 from the League of American Orchestras and the State of Massachusetts’ highest award in arts and culture, the Commonwealth Award in 2011. As music director for Lexington Symphony, his Young People’s Program “Orchestrating Kids Through Classics” won the 2010 Music Advocate Award presented by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) as well as a NEA grant in 2013. Lexington Symphony and Maestro McPhee also received a 2012-2013 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music.  

    Mr. McPhee's works as an arranger and composer are in the repertoires of orchestras and ballet companies around the world. His edition of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and the complete Firebird ballet are the only authorized reduced orchestrations of these works by the Stravinsky Trust. Mr. McPhee’s compositions and arrangements are published by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. & Schott Music Publishers in Germany. His arrangement of Wagner’s complete RING Cycle entitled “The Essential RING” was premiered by Lexington Symphony and has received international acclaim as a wonderful and respectfully approachable version of this masterpiece from around the world.  

    Mr. McPhee's best-selling recording of The Nutcracker with the Boston Ballet Orchestra has sold over 75,000 copies. He has also recorded Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet with that orchestra (available on iTunes) and Michael Gandolfi’s Caution to the Wind on the CRI CD label. Mr. McPhee conducted the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Aarhus Orchestra  for the films of Martha Graham’s works telecast by DANCE IN AMERICA that included Samuel Barber’s Cave of the Heart, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Errand into the Maze, and Edgard Varese’s Integrales, Offrandes, and Octandre.   

    Born in Philadelphia, Mr. McPhee received his L.R.A.M. from the Royal Academy of Music and University of London, and a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School. While at Juilliard, Mr. McPhee was the recipient of a Naumburg scholarship in english horn and conducting. He has studied with Leonard Brain, David Diamond, Thomas Stacy, Rudolf Kempe, and Sixten Ehrling, and he has participated in master classes with Sir Georg Solti and James Levine while at Juilliard.