Don Quixote

Don Quixote

MARCH 20-MARCH 29, 2015
Program 5: Full-Length

Total running time: 2 hours 34 minutes, two intermissions

The classic favorite returns! Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov’s thrilling and visually resplendent Don Quixote features some of the most virtuosic dancing in the classical repertory and a dazzling array of costumes by the late Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz. Don’t miss the funny and romantic ballet the Huffington Post called “a three-act collection of ‘tales of the lovelorn’ translated into eye-popping episodes of passion and frivolity, intimacy and spectacle…an impossible dream come true.”

Added Performance
MAR 28 2PM
Performance Dates

Friday, March 20, 8pm
Saturday, March 21, 2pm
Saturday, March 21, 8pm
Sunday, March 22, 2pm
Tuesday, March 24, 8pm
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30pm
Thursday, March 26, 8pm
Saturday, March 28, 2pm
Saturday, March 28, 8pm
Sunday, March 29, 2pm


View available casting.


Pointes of View Lecture: Fans, Fandangos, and Fouettés: An Appreciation of Don Quixote

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6pm
War Memorial Opera House – North Carriage Entrance

Carrie Gaiser Casey, PhD playfully examines the history, choreography, and comedy that make this ballet so compelling for audiences past and present.

Free and open to the public.

Special Look Book Signing

Join us in the Main Lobby following the Saturday, March 28, 2pm performance of Don Quixote, for a special Look Book signing with Principal Dancers Lorena Feijoo, Vitor Luiz, and Soloist Daniel Deivison-Oliveira. All three dancers are dancing leading roles in other performances of Don Quixote this season! 

Don’t have SF Ballet’s Look Book? Purchase our gorgeous large- format souvenir program either at the Ballet Shop located on the Mezzanine level of the Opera House or purchase in advance online and pick up at the performance.

Meet the Artist Interviews

Friday, March 20, 2015, 7pm
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1pm
Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1pm
Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance

These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance.

Open to all ticket holders.


The 2012 newly designed production of Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov's Don Quixote was made possible by New Productions Fund Lead Sponsors Mrs. Jeannik Méquet Littlefield, and Mr. and Mrs. John S. Osterweis; Major Sponsors Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, and Larry and Joyce Stupski; and Sponsors Richard C. Barker, Christine H. Russell Fund of the Columbia Foundation, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Stephanie Barlage Ejabat, Gaia Fund, The William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Cecilia and Jim Herbert, Alison and Michael Mauzé, and Diane B. Wilsey.

Don Quixote
Choreographer: Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov

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San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker. (© Erik Tomasson)

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