NMU Screens 'Don Quixote' Ballet with Baryshnikov

Monday 6, 2017

Northern Michigan University’s music department will screen Don Quixote, performed by American Ballet Theatre, as part of the Siril Cinema Series. The film will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Forest Roberts Theatre.

The film is about the adventures of the Knight of Rueful Countenance. In it, Alonso Quixana is an older man who lives in the Spanish countryside of La Mancha. He has read many of the books of chivalry and resultantly has lost his wits. He decides to roam the country as a knight-errant named Don Quixote de La Mancha.

Performed at the Metropolitan Opera House, it stars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cynthia Harvey, Richard Schafer and more.

The event will be a little over two hours, with an intermission. An afterglow will follow the screening, featuring pizza and soda. Admission is $10 for adults and free for anyone under 18, along with NMU students, faculty and staff with ID.

The Siril Endowment for Musical Arts is sponsoring this event.

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer