The Denver Art Song Project won't be tilting at windmills later this month when the ensemble takes on Don Quixote in Music, a retelling of Miguel de Cervantes's classic novel, Don Quixote.
The ambitious and hardworking crew, which has brought its operatic performances of classical music to bars and venues around Denver since 2015, will collaborate on the production with bass-baritone Robert Osborne. Don Quixote in Music retells the story of the adventures of Alonso Quijano, who goes crazy from reading one too many romances and proclaims himself a knight, going on adventures with his sidekick, Sancho Panza.
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This will be the first time that the Denver Art Song Project has produced a full theatrical production.
“Don Quixote’s story has inspired generations of readers, composers and poets," says Denver Art Song Project founder Eapen Leubner in a statement announcing the show. "This production brings a range of musical experiences that we know will surprise and delight audiences."
A preview performance will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 17, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish, 6673 West Chatfield Avenue; that will be followed by performances at 7 p.m. Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2015 Glenarm Place.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth; a reception will follow the weekend performances. For tickets and more information, go to the Denver Art Song Project box office.