Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
The hero no one needed embarks on one last noble quest.
From a time where men were brave and bold comes the dreamer, Don Quichotte. He chases bandits. Tilts at windmills. Serenades the pretty girls.
He’s a hero like the knights of old, pursuing dreams the world forgot.
It takes a special performer to make you fall in love with this eccentric character. Ferruccio Furlanetto’s Don Quichotte is famous.
He takes the dreams and delusions of the famous knight-errant and paints an earnest and endearing portrait of a man out of time. Furlanetto’s Don Quichotte is brimful of whimsy and bursting with bravery. His sonorous bass finds all the colours of Massenet’s lush, romantic score.
He performs with brilliant French conductor Guillaume Tourniaire and Sian Pendry as the damsel Dulcinée.
This charming production was recently seen in San Diego and Chicago.
Dine before the opera at Arts Centre Melbourne
Let us make it easy for you with pre-performance dining at Café Vic at Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a themed set menu, including matched wine. Lunch and dinner options available. View the menu.
Simply add the dining option to your cart after selecting tickets. If you already have tickets, sign in to your account to add dinner to your existing booking or call 03 9685 3700.
|Revival Director||John Sheedy|
|Set Designer||Ralph Funicello|
|Costume Designer||Missy West|
|Lighting Designer||Marie Barrett|
|Don Quichotte||Ferruccio Furlanetto|
|La belle Dulcinée||Sian Pendry|
|Sancho Panza||Warwick Fyfe|
Running time: approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes, including one interval.
A San Diego Opera production.
The ageing knight Don Quichotte sets out in search of adventure with his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, by his side.
He falls in love with the damsel Dulcinée, who sends him on a quest to retrieve her necklace from a band of thieves.
After capture by bandits, a skirmish with windmills and a spurned marriage proposal, Don Quichotte contemplates his greatest adventure yet.
For the dreamers...
Let us make it easy for you with pre-performance dining at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Allow us to make your dinner reservation before evening performances: 6pm at Café Vic in the Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a themed three-course set menu for just $95, including matched wine.
Enjoy lunch before a matinee performance: 11:30am at Café Vic. You'll be served a themed two-course set menu for just $65, with main and dessert, including a glass of wine.
Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.
Dinner only, not available at lunch
Manchego cheese and Serrano ham croquetas with a creamy anchovy mayonnaise
+ a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
Dinner and lunch
Andalusian lamb shank, with a white bean and kale braise finished with chorizo
+ a glass of Endless Shiraz, Heathcote.
Dinner and lunch
Seville orange gâteau with blood orange sorbet, topped with candied citrus
+ tea or filtered coffee.
Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated, please send us an email after booking.