If you missed this one, then add it to your wish list in the chance that this Man of La Mancha may show up again with our wonderful Atlana Ballet. For we all wanted to shout out Bravas and Oles when each dance number concluded. If the orchestra, under the baton of Jonathan McPhee sounded as if they were playing at the Bolshoi, then you are spot on; for composer, Ludwig Minkus, had years of working in Moscow and his original hometown of Vienna.
This one has been around more than 150 years, and it is pretty obvious why. Quixote (Benjamin Kuefler) is a strange chap. He and his right-had man, Sancho (Dylan Clinard) are drawn in by all those ladies, especially Dulcinea (Jessica Assef). Yuri Possokhov choreoggraphed this wonderfully appealing production so that it came off as it may have been seen 150+ years ago back in Mother Russia.
And we should shout out a load SPACIBO to Maestro Gennadi Nedvigin . . . . . It don’t get no better than this . . .