Massenet Don Quichotte

Don Quichotte (Don Quixote) is an opera in five acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Henri Caïn. It was first performed in 1910 at the Opéra de Monte Carlo. Massenet's comédie-héroïque, like so many other dramatized versions of the story of Don Quixote, relates only indirectly to the great novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The immediate inspiration was Le chevalier de la longue figure, a play by the poet Jacques Le Lorrain first performed in Paris in 1904. In this version of the story, the simple farm girl Aldonza (Dulcinea) of the original novel becomes the more sophisticated Dulcinée, a flirtatious local beauty inspiring the infatuated old man's exploits.

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Recordings

Massenet - Don Chisciotte - I
Massenet - Don Chisciotte - II
Massenet - Don Chisciotte - III
Massenet - Don Chisciotte - IV

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Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte
Don Quichotte

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