Don Quichotte


Don Quichotte

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre

New production

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

A couple dines at Arts Centre Melbourne before the operaLet 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.

Conductor Guillaume Tourniaire
Revival Director John Sheedy
Set Designer Ralph Funicello
Costume Designer Missy West
Lighting Designer Marie Barrett
Choreographer Tomás Dietz
Don Quichotte Ferruccio Furlanetto
La belle Dulcinée Sian Pendry
Sancho Panza Warwick Fyfe
Rodriguez Graeme Macfarlane
Juan John Longmuir
Pedro Jane Ede
Garcias Anna Dowsley

Opera Australia Chorus

Orchestra Victoria

Running time: approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes, including one interval.

A San Diego Opera production. 
The StoryHide

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.

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 crumbs.

Andalusian lamb shank, with a white bean and kale braise finished with chorizo crumbs
a glass of Endless Shiraz, Heathcote.


Dinner and lunch

Seville orange gateau with blood orange sorbet and topped with candied

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.

Published menu is subject to change without notice. Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request. This menu is available only before performances of Don Quichotte
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