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    Don Quixote  

    Richard Strauss

    Young audiences can enjoy the adventures of Cervantes’ hero set to music by Richard Strauss.

    Don Quichotte
    Don Quichotte - DR

    Arthur Lavandier | musical arrangement
    Léa Hennino, Elliot Jenicot  | text
    Cécile Pruvot | illustrations
    Elliot Jenicot  | narrator

    Shuichi Okada, Manon Galy | violin
    Léa Hennino 
    | alto
    Yan Levionnois
    | cello
    Yann Dubost
    | double bass
    Guillaume Bellom 
    | piano
    Rodolphe Théry 
    | percussion
    Ensemble Ouranos
    | wind ensemble 

    Fantastic variations on a chivalrous theme
    after Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes

    What better narrator than Elliot Jenicot, with his gift for clowning and pantomime to present the adventures of the Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance and his squire Sancho Panza to a young audience? The notes are, of course, by Richard Strauss, with “fantastic variations” revised by Arthur Lavandier, born in 1987, for the wind players of the Ensemble Ouranos. Illustrated by Cécile Pruvot, Cervantes’ hero will therefore joust with windmills and a flock of sheep and muse at length on his distant Dulcinea, to name but a few episodes, in a more pared-back form. An antihero’s life, in short.

    Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées