Joburg Ballet will host two of the world’s major ballet stars when Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov of The Royal Ballet perform in the great classical ballet, Don Quixote, at Joburg Theatre in March 2020. Nuñez and Muntagirov dance on Friday 20 March at 19:30 and Sunday 22 March at 15:00. The other performances during the 10-performance season, which runs from 13 to 22 March, will feature Joburg Ballet’s leading dancers.

Commenting on the visit, Joburg Ballet CEO Esther Nasser said: “It is a tremendous coup for Joburg Ballet to have engaged Ms Nuñez and Mr Muntagirov as guest artists for Don Quixote in what seems set to be one of the most thrilling events on the South African ballet calendar in recent years.” Artistic director Iain MacDonald added: “We look forward to welcoming Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov to Joburg Ballet to dance two of classical ballet’s most dazzling roles. It will be an exciting experience not only for audiences but also for our dancers sharing the stage with Marianela and Vadim.”

Last seen in Johannesburg five years ago, Don Quixote is set in the bustling Spanish seaport of Barcelona. This scintillating classic tells the story of beautiful, audacious Kitri and her love for a dashing but poor barber. Her father, however, has other plans for his headstrong daughter, hoping to marry her off to a wealthy but foppish suitor. But in the end love conquers all in a cascade of classical ballet featuring celebrated showpieces, including the famous Don Quixote Pas de Deux. The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra will be in the orchestra pit to bring to life one of the most sparkling music scores ever created for ballet.

Fri 13 Mar at 19:30: Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino (R110, R152, R207, R226, R262)
Sat 14 Mar at 15:00: Claudia Monja, Gabriel Fernandes (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sat 14 Mar at 19:30: Monike Cristina, Ivan Domiciano (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sun 15 Mar at 15:00: Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Tue 17 Mar at 11:00: Claudia Monja, Gabriel Fernandes (All tickets R110)
*Wed 18 Mar at 11:00: Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino (All tickets R110) – Please note this performance to recorded music
Fri 20 Mar at 19:30: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sat 21 Mar at 15:00: Monike Cristina, Ivan Domiciano (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sat 21 Mar at 19:30: Shana Dewey, Mario Gaglione (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sun 22 Mar at 15:00: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)

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*Performance to recorded music; all other performances with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra