Don Quixote
Stavros Niarchos Hall
Don Quixote

Ballet - Thiago Bordin, Marius Petipa / Ludwig Minkus

November & December 2022
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Thiago Bordin, based on the original choreography by Marius Petipa

Stathis Soulis

George Souglides

Mary Katrantzou

Christos Tziogkas

Eirini Vianelli

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Maia Makhateli (26, 27/11/22)
Alicia Townsend (4/12/22)
Eleana Andreoudi (23, 24, 30, 31/12/22)

Daniil Simkin (26, 27/11/22)
Yorgos Hatzopoulos (4/12/22)
Gustavo Carvalho (23, 24, 30, 31/12/22)

Maria Kousouni (26, 27/11/22)
Popi Sakellaropoulou (4, 30/12/22)
Margarita Kostoglou (23, 24, 31/12/22)

Stelios Katopodis (26, 27/11/22)
Danilo Zeka
(4, 30/12/22)
Vangelis Bikos
(23, 24, 31/12/22)

Don Quixote
Evangelos Lafaras / Thanassis Solomos

Sancho Panza
Hector Bollano / Florian-Michalis Pappas

Natasha Siouta / Alina Stergianou / Mania Karavassili

Stelios Katopodis / Angel Martinez-Sanchez

Flower Girls
Elena Kekkou / Marita Nikolitsa
Eleftheria Stamou / Marta Rivero-De Miranda

Igor Siadzko / Antonis Koruti / Yannis Gantsios

Popi Sakellaropoulou / Anna Frangou / Magda Koukou-Ferra

Queen of the Dryads
Jovanka Zaric / Marita Nikolitsa / Ariadni Filippaki

Marta Rivero-De Miranda / Zoi Schoinoplokaki / Alicia Townsend


With the Orchestra, Principal Dancers, Soloists, Demi-Soloists, and Corps de ballet of the Greek National Opera




Ticket prices: €15, €20, €30, €35, €42, €50, €55, €70
Students, children: €12
Limited visibility seats: €10

Stavros Niarchos Hall


Don Quixote

Thiago Bordin, Marius Petipa / Ludwig Minkus

Available Dates

  • 26, 27 Nov 2022
  • 04, 23, 24, 30, 31 Dec 2022

Ballet • New production

 Stavros Niarchos Hall of the Greek National Opera – SNFCC


Starts at: 19.30 (Sunday & 31/12 at: 18.30)| clock

24 December performance starts at 19.00| clock

Production sponsor

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The Greek National Opera ballet presents an ambitious new production of Ludwig Minkus’ Don Quixote, one of the most celebrated ballets ever created. The choreography by Thiago Bordin is based on the classic original choreography by Marius Petipa, first presented in 1869 at the Bolshoi. On for seven performances –between 26 November and 31 December 2022– inside the Greek National Opera’s Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), the work is conducted by Stathis Soulis, and has sets by George Souglides and costumes by Mary Katrantzou. This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.

Don Quixote is one of the most important and popular works in the classical ballet repertoire. Guided by the singular music of Minkus, the choreography tells a story imbued with the lofty ideals of knighthood and chivalry, and never fails to touch audiences thanks to its skilful mix of comedy and romance. Don Quixote is based on episodes drawn from the renowned novel of the same title written by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and published across two tomes, in 1605 and 1615 respectively. The ballet’s plot, which mainly draws from the latter tome, focuses on the tempestuous love affair between Kiteria –Kitri in the ballet– and Basilio. The adventures of Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza, meanwhile, are treated here as secondary to the action.

For the creation of this new Don Quixote production, GNO Ballet Director Konstantinos Rigos sought out and selected artists of global renown: the choreographer Thiago Bordin to revive the classic original choreography by Petipa, internationally acclaimed Greek set designer George Souglides for the sets, and celebrated Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou for the costumes. Working alongside them are the animator Eirini Vianelli, and lighting designer Christos Tziogkas.