Manuel Coves conducts Don Quixote by the CND at Seville's Teatro de la Maestranza


Between January 11th and the 14th the Compañía Nacional de Danza returns to the Teatro de la Maestranza with Don Quixote. In the pit, Jaen-born conductor Manuel Coves will lead the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, not long after his recent successes conducting Romeo and Juliet at the Liceu and Sorolla at the Teatro Real ofMadrid. Working with Ludwig Minkus' famous score, José Carlos Martínez, director of the CND, has developed a choreography that, inspired by the well-known Romantic versions by Petipa and Gorski, looks at the figure of Don Quixote from a perspective of respect for the essence of Spanish culture and dance. This version of Don Quixote offers a more poetic vision of the Knight, in his quest for perfect love embodied, in his fantasy, by Dulcinea.
Maestro Coves' coming engagements include El Pintor at Los Teatros del Canal, in collaboration with the Teatro Real, and Carmen with the Ballet de Victor Ullate in Murcia and also at the Maestranza.