"Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be." Coming from a fictional, self-proclaimed knight, one could take this advice with a grain of salt. But we won't. We're all in for Cervante's Don Quixote and his romantic approach on life.
Russian choreographer Marius Petipa's original work, vaguely based on the adventures of Cervante's eccentric dreamer, is considered as one of the most life-affirming and festive ballets of the 19th century. Set to Ludwig Minkus's score, the three-act classical ballet is being staged at the Greek National Opera by a stellar team. Choreographer Thiago Bordin will revive Petipa's original choreography, internationally acclaimed Greek set designer George Souglides will conceive 16th century Spain for the stage and superstar Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou will take over the costumes. Alongside them, animation designer Eirini Vianelli, lighting designer Christos Tziogas and the up-and-coming conductor Stathis Soulis with the GNO Orchestra. If you're looking for this season's hot tickets, this is one of them.